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Investigation Discovery to air show on Crystal Rogers, Tommy Ballard

Posted at 5:11 PM, Jun 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-12 18:15:48-04

BARDSTOWN, Ky. (LEX 18) — Crystal Rogers has been missing since July of 2015 and her father, Tommy Ballard, was shot and killed one year later. Last August, there was a multi-episode series on the unsolved cases and there is another episode that airs later this month.

For nearly five years, people in Bardstown have driven past signs, keeping the disappearance of Crystal Rogers in the forefront of the minds of people driving by. Crystal's mom, Sherry Ballard, says she hopes the next TV show to cover the case will finally give her answers she needs.

Crystal Rogers was last seen by her family on July 3, 2015. Crystal's then boyfriend, Brooks Houck, was named the main suspect but denies having anything to do with her disappearance. To this day, no arrests have been made in the case.

On November 19, 2016, Tommy Ballard was shot to death while hunting with his grandson. While Kentucky State Police have ruled the case a death investigation, the family believes his death is related to the search for justice for his daughter. His case still remains unsolved.

"It's very hard. I don't care if it has been five years, ten years, they're still not here," Sherry Ballard said. "So we still miss them every day, just like it was yesterday. And I don't see this ever getting easier for us."

Sherry says it's still very difficult to recall what has happened over the past five years, but she knows she couldn't keep their names out there without it.

"I don't even want to call it a story because it's our life. So it's not a story. To keep their case going, I think that's the only thing that I can do, is keep it in the attention of everyone so it's not forgotten," Sherry said.

The show is called 'Still A Mystery' and will be one episode, unlike the multi-episode series that aired on Oxygen in August. But it will still cover both cases.

'Still A Mystery' airs Tuesday, June 23 at 9 p.m.