Several police agencies search farm in case of missing woman

Cheryl Sanders
August 30, 2016

Officers from the Nelson County Sheriff's Office, Jefferson County Sheriff's Office, FBI and Louisville Metro Police are helping with the search, and several several teams with dogs are involved in the search of the Houck family farm and and a second nearby farm.

The sheriff's office was assisted by the FBI, Louisville Metro Police and other agencies, including assistance from K-9 units. Later that day, Commonwealth's Attorney Terry Geoghegan confirmed Nick Houck's home on Whitesides Road was also searched.

The sheriff's office said they are searching the farm of a Houck family member and a farm adjacent to that property. Brooks Houck told investigators shortly after she was reported missing by her family that the couple had returned from the farm together, and when he awoke on July 4, Rogers had left home.


"We want closure and we've been waiting for this for a year and like I said, I'm not giving up until I find my daughter", Rogers' father, Tommy Ballard, said. "The search will likely continue on until tomorrow".

Snow said this search is differently focused, and the area being searched is almost 300 acres.

Multiple agencies were involved Tuesday in a massive search of a Nelson County farm in the case of missing Bardstown woman Crystal Rogers. Brooks Houck has been named a suspect in her disappearance, and investigators have said they believe Rogers is dead. Previously, the city released a statement saying that Nick Houck interfered by calling his brother Brooks Houck with knowledge that he was being interviewed as part of the investigation on July 8, 2015. Her abandoned auto was found on the side of the Bluegrass Parkway July 6, 2015. Her keys and personal belongings were still in the auto.


Just a few weeks ago, the sheriff's office executed a search warrant at Houck's grandmother's house.

He characterized Tuesday's search as "focusing differently" this time. It is expected to be a long and thorough search, according to Snow.


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