Case recap: What happened to Crystal Rogers
Rogers‘ family reported her missing on July 5, 2015. Tommy Ballard, her father, made a terrifying discovery on the same day. “I found her keys, her purse, her cell phone not charged, and the diaper bag in the car,” he said.
The automobile, a maroon Chevy sedan, was stopped on the side of the Bluegrass Parkway with a flat tire.
Rogers was last seen on July 3, 2015, when her cousin noticed her leaving a Walmart. She was reportedly planning a date night with her boyfriend, Brooks Houck, later that evening.
When questioned, Houck said that when he awoke the next day, Rogers was gone.
Despite being labeled the primary suspect in the case, Houck has yet to be apprehended or prosecuted in relation to Rogers’ disappearance.
He has denied any involvement.