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FBI releases new footage in relation to Crystal Rogers investigation

Posted at 9:31 PM, Aug 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-11 08:51:58-04

NELSON COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) — In the last couple of weeks, there have been several new developments in the Crystal Rogers investigation.

It all started after human remains were found near the Nelson/Washington County line on July 23.

Those remains were transported to the FBI lab in Quantico for testing, but have yet to be identified, although there has been speculation they may belong to Rogers who was last seen on July 3, 2015.

On Thursday, Aug. 6, the FBI took over Rogers' investigation. Shortly after, more than 100 agents descended upon Bardstown to serve multiple search warrants.

One of those areas was Brooks Houck's home, the ex-boyfriend of Crystal Rogers. No arrests were made but they did leave with a lot of property.

LEX18 spoke to one of Houck's neighbors that day who told us the FBI's involvement in the investigation is long overdue.

"Nothing has moved with state police. Nothing has moved with sheriff's office, things need to happen for that family," said Emily Meadows.

On Sunday, August 9, FBI Louisville asked for the public's help in finding out more information on two photos.

This photo shows a red SUV and white SUV driving down Loretto Road near 'My Old Kentucky Home Campground'. The time the photo was taken was not given.

The next photo, seen below, was taken on July 4, 2015, at 3:45 A.M., and shows an unknown vehicle with its headlights on traveling along Balltown Road near the intersection Paschal Ballard Road, close to the Houck family farm.

Since the very beginning, Crystal Rogers' mother, Sherry Ballard has been adamant about keeping her daughter's investigation alive, the family has been silent these weeks as they too are waiting for more information to be uncovered.

Sherry has long said she wants the FBI to be involved in this investigation, and they have now taken over the case.