BARDSTOWN, Ky. (LEX 18) — Crystal Rogers has been missing since 2015 and her father, Tommy Ballard was shot and killed one year later. As their family enters another new year without answers in their cases, they have hope this year, will be the year.
"It's always with us, from the minute we get up, to the minute we go to bed," Sherry Ballard said.
For Sherry Ballard, the holidays have never been the same since her daughter, Crystal Rogers, went missing in 2015 and then her husband, Tommy Ballard, was shot to death while hunting in 2016. While Crystal's boyfriend at the time, Brooks Houck, has been named a suspect in her disappearance, investigators have yet to make an arrest. Tommy Ballard was getting ready to hunt with his grandson when he was shot and killed; state police have classified it as a death investigation.
Sherry says the hope for answers in the future, keeps her going.
"I'm just praying this is going to be my year. I feel good about things and I feel like things are moving. I just have to be patient. It's not an easy thing to do."
And hopefully 2020 will be her family's year, with the help of another TV show, focused on the unsolved cases of Tommy and Crystal, called 'Still A Mystery.' Sherry says this show will be similar to the Oxygen series that aired last August.
"But it still brings awareness, it lets people remember that Crystal has not been found, that she's still out there. It tells what happened to our family and the tragic events that we've been through."
The show will air sometime in the spring on the Oxygen Network.