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Vigil honoring Kentucky mother of 5 Crystal Rogers set for July 1

Four years after her disappearance, the family and friends of Crystal Rogers are hosting a vigil in Bardstown July 1 at 7:30 p.m.

BARDSTOWN, Ky. — Family and friends are hosting a vigil July 1 in honor of a Bardstown mother who disappeared nearly four years ago.

A prayer service will be hosted in Crystal Rogers' honor at St. Thomas Parish in Bardstown, Kentucky, at 7:30 p.m.

Rogers, a mother of 5, disappeared on July 3, 2015. Police later found her car on a shoulder of Bluegrass Parkway with a flat tire. Rogers' phone, keys and purse were still inside.

Brooks Houck, Rogers’ boyfriend at the time of her disappearance, was the only person named a suspect in her disappearance, but has never been charged.

In November 2016, Rogers' father, Tommy Ballard, was shot and killed while hunting. No one was charged has been charged in his death.

Rogers' family has hosted a vigil every year since her disappearance, hoping to get answers. Her case has gained national attention, with Oxygen and ID Networks highlighting her story.

WHAS11's Shay McAlister is hosting a podcast focusing on the disappearance of Rogers, as well as the deaths of Ballard, Bardstown officer Jason Ellis and Kathy and Samantha Netherlandin an upcoming podcast, BARDSTOWN, for Vault Studios.


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