Last updated Thursday, November 30, 2023
ELIZABETHTOWN, KY – The Kentucky State Police (KSP) is reporting that: In coordination with KSP, other local and federal law enforcement partners, FBI Louisville has been laser-focused on our commitment to hold accountable those that were responsible for the disappearance of Crystal Rogers.
On Wednesday. September, 27, 2023, the first step in making good on that promise was made when FBI Louisville and KSP arrested Brooks Houck without incident on charges stemming from the Crystal Rogers investigation.
According to KSP, the Houck indictment remains sealed and additional details will be revealed during Houck’s arraignment in early October in the Nelson County Circuit Court.
Pictured is: Sign along the Bluegrass Parkway with information on Crystal's disappearance near where her car was found abandoned. Photo credit - Raptac, CC BY-SA 4.0 via Wikimedia Commons
Information below about Crystal Rogers is from Wikipedia
Crystal Maria Ballard
| July 3, 2015 (aged 34–35)
|Missing for 8 years, 2 months and 25 days
Thursday, November 30, 2023 - On Wednesday, November 29, 2023, the Office of Attorney General Daniel Cameron announced that the Kentucky Court of Appeals upheld the order fixing Brooks Houck's bail at $10 million.
In September 2023, a Nelson County Grand Jury indicted Houck for complicity to murder in connection with the disappearance of Crystal Rogers. Rogers has been missing from her Nelson County community since July 2015 and is presumed dead.
The Court of Appeals agreed with arguments made by the Attorney General's Office and upheld the circuit court's order fixing bail. The Office issued the following statement:
"At the urging of the Attorney General's Office, the Court of Appeals correctly upheld the order fixing bail at $10 million for Brooks Houck given the need to protect potential witnesses and to secure a fair trial.
The Attorney General's Office will continue to work alongside Special Prosecutor Shane Young to ensure justice for Crystal Rogers and her family."
Brooks Houck, age 42 is lodged in the Hardin County Detention Center in Elizabethtown, Kentucky.
Photo of the accused is courtesy of the Hardin County Detention Center.
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