Deputies execute search warrant in connection to missing woman case

Crystal Rogers l Photo: Bardstown Police

NELSON COUNTY, Ky. (WKYT) - One week ago Friday was the last time anyone saw 35-year-old Crystal Rogers. She was with her boyfriend at the home they share in Bardstown.

Her family found her car abandoned on the Bluegrass Parkway on Sunday. Investigators said Rogers' 2007 maroon Impala was unlocked with the key in the ignition and her phone, purse and other belongings inside.

Although no suspects have been named in this missing persons case, about a dozen law enforcement officials executed a search warrant Friday at the farm of Rogers' boyfriend's mother. Deputies would not say the reason behind their search.

Family and friends held a prayer vigil for Rogers Wednesday evening.

"We've searched rivers, creeks woods anything we can find. We've searched the entire area on both sides of the roads, we haven't come up with anything yet," Sherry Ballard, Crystal's mother said Wednesday.

As many as 200 people searched the area for her Wednesday along Highway 49 and Roberts Road. Rogers was last seen Friday night at the home of her boyfriend Brooks Houck.

"She's got little kids and they miss their mama. Her little boy's at home and she's never been away from him," Ballard said.

"I want everybody to know that he has been completely cooperative with our investigation and has tried to assist us in any way that he can," said Nelson County sheriff Ed Mattingly.

What makes the case even more difficult is that Rogers is the niece of a Nelson County sheriff's deputy and Bardstown police captain Tom Roby.

"If Crystal can hear our voice, we love you, want know where you are at. Contact us and let us know you are okay," said Roby.

Rogers' family is offering a $40,000 reward for information that leads them to Crystal.

"We have to have her. We want her," Sherry Ballard said.

Anyone with information about Crystal Rogers should call the sheriff's office at 502-348-1840.

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