FBI Louisville executed search warrants and conducted interviews Thursday, taking over as the lead investigative agency in the Crystal Rogers case.
FBI Louisville made the announcement Thursday morning and said it is working with several federal, state, and local partners, including the Internal Revenue Service, the Kentucky State Police, and the United States Attorney’s Office.
Rogers, a mother of five, was reported missing by her own mother on July 5, 2015. Her vehicle was located that day on the Bluegrass Parkway with her keys, phone, and purse inside.
FBI officials said more than 150 state and federal law enforcement officers began executing nine federal search warrants and interviewing more than 50 people in Bardstown on Thursday.
One of the places agents searched was Brooks Houck’s home. Agents were seen searching his house and vehicles on his property and leaving the home with several boxes shortly before 11 a.m. Thursday.
Houck was Rogers’ boyfriend at the time of her disappearance, and the father of her youngest child. Though he has not been charged in Rogers’ disappearance, Houck was named a suspect in 2015. Police believe he was the last person to see Rogers alive.
Warrants also were issued at Houck’s grandmother’s house and his family farm.
A $25,000 reward has been offered for information leading to Rogers’ whereabouts.