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Two networks to focus on unsolved disappearance of Bardstown mother

Screen capture of a trailer for the upcoming Oxygen series on the disappearance of Crystal Rogers. The show will follow a series of unsolved cases in Bardstown, Ky., and premieres Aug. 11.
Screen capture of a trailer for the upcoming Oxygen series on the disappearance of Crystal Rogers. The show will follow a series of unsolved cases in Bardstown, Ky., and premieres Aug. 11.

Over the past five years, an unsolved disappearance and a series of unsolved deaths have left the community of Bardstown, Ky., searching for answers. Now, the search that has baffled a region will find a broader audience on national television.

The ongoing investigations in the town will be featured on an upcoming six-part series on Oxygen. “The Disappearance of Crystal Rogers” will follow Rogers’ case, the shooting death of her father and other mysterious cases that remain unsolved in the Nelson County town, according to Oxygen. The show will premiere on Aug. 11.

And true-crime network Investigation Discovery will feature Rogers’ disappearance on an episode of On the Case with Paula Zahn that will air at 10 p.m. Sunday.

Rogers, a mother of five, disappeared in 2015 and is thought to be dead. Her father, Tommy Ballard, died in 2016 of a gunshot wound while waiting in a field for his grandson. No arrests have been made in either case.

Before Ballard’s death and Rogers’ disappearance, Bardstown officer Jason Ellis was ambushed and killed in 2013, and Kathy Netherland and her daughter Samantha were murdered in 2014. All four of the unsolved cases are mentioned in the trailer previewing the Oxygen series.

Herald-Leader staff writer Karla Ward contributed to this report.

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