Missing Bardstown mother's car found abandoned with flat tire and keys in it

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A search party is looking for 35-year-old Crystal Rogers along the Bluegrass Parkway near Bardstown after her car was found there over the weekend. She was last seen on Friday. 

The car was found abandoned and with a flat tire.

Family members say her purse, phone, keys and diaper bag were still in it.

The mother of five was last seen on Friday, July 3 at her boyfriend's farm in Nelson County.

“When I called her it went straight to voicemail, you know just nothing,” Sherry Ballard, Crystal Rogers’s mom told WDRB.

Ballard says she last saw her daughter on Wednesday when she dropped her granddaughter off at her house.

Ballard says Rogers would have never left in the middle of the night without her youngest child.

“I just don't think she would have took off and left him,” said Ballard.

“The last person we know Crystal was with was her boyfriend or common law husband . They have a child together and live in Bardstown. His name is Brooks Houck and I want everyone to know he is being completely cooperative with our investigation,” said Nelson Co. Sheriff Ed Mattingly.

Sheriff Mattingly says his detectives, along with Kentucky State Police, and Bardstown Police are all working on the investigation.

Rogers's family and friends have been searching along the Bluegrass Parkway for two days, hoping to find her or a clue of where she might be.

Sherry Ballard says her daughter doesn't have any enemies.

“She rents rental property and I mean you come into contact with people who get mad at you for that but nothing that would hurt her,” she said.

Authorities want to hear from anyone who may have seen someone near Rogers's car when it was on the highway over the weekend.

“If you think you saw something or you think you know something even what you may think is insignificant, please call because it could be very important,”said Capt. Tom Roby with Bardstown Police, who also happens to be Crystal Rogers’s uncle.

Meanwhile, the air and ground search will continue.

Rogers's parents say they have $25,000 for the person who has information that leads them to their daughter.

“Just that we love her and we're trying to find her and we just want her to come home,” said Sherry Ballard.

If you have any information about where Rogers might be, you're asked to call the Nelson County Sheriff's Office at (502) 348-1840.

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