BARDSTOWN, Ky. (WHAS11) -- The lead investigator into the disappearance of Bardstown mother Crystal Rogers said today he is confident the case will end up at trial.
When asked if they are close to going to trial, Detective Jonathan Snow said, "That depends on your definition of close. I feel confident that we will end up at trial with the case, yes."
The search of the Houck family farm ended Wednesday evening after two full days with more than 30 law enforcement officers, the LMPD Dive Team, 18 cadaver dogs and their handlers.
Investigators searched two farms, one 245 acre farm belonging to Rosemary Houck, the mother of Brooks Houck, who was Crystal Rogers' boyfriend and the main suspect in her disappearance.
Detective Snow with the Nelson county sheriff's department said they seized "items of interest" Tuesday, but did not take anything Wednesday.
Detective Snow says was the third search warrant served on the Houck farm, but the first time cadaver dogs and dive teams searched the property.
"We were hopeful that we might find more, but you find what you find and the evidence takes you where it takes you, so we are good to be done with this and move on to the next step," said Snow.
Crystal Rogers parents Tommy and Sherry Ballard were emotional learning investigators believe this case will go to trial.
"It makes me feel real good just to finally think that justice is going to be served I just pray they have everything that they need and yeah it's been a long time coming, but I feel real good about that," said Sherry Ballard.
"I just want to bring Crystal home," said Tommy Ballard.
"We just hope bringing it to trial will bring her home too," said Sherry Ballard.
Snow says he is waiting for results from the lab. He does not anticipate returning to the Houck farm.