Another major breakthrough has happened in the 2015 disappearance of Crystal Rogers in Nelson County.
Rogers’ boyfriend at the time of her disappearance, 41-year-old Brooks Houck, was arrested on Wednesday morning following an indictment by a Nelson County Grand Jury on September 20.
He was charged with murder and tampering with physical evidence, according to court documents. His bond is set at $10 million cash. He is being held in the Hardin County Detention Center. He has also been ordered to not have any contact with the family of Crystal Rogers.
Brooks Houck has been considered the main suspect in her case since the beginning. His property has been searched multiple times.
Authorities say Houck’s indictment remains sealed and additional details will be revealed during his arraignment on October 5 in the Nelson County Circuit Court.
Crystal Rogers disappeared in Bardstown eight years ago. Despite numerous search warrants and interviews over the years, there has been little to shed light on the case.
In August 2020, the FBI took over her case. Three years later, they made their first arrest in connection to the Crystal Rogers investigation.
In August 2023, a Nelson County man, Joseph Lawson, was arrested in connection to Crystal Rogers’ disappearance. He was indicted on charges of conspiracy to commit murder and tampering with evidence.