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    FL - Kristy Rogers, 16, Crestview, 2 Aug 1997

    Missing Since: August 2, 1997 from Crestview, Florida
    Classification: Endangered Missing
    Date Of Birth: August 23, 1980
    Age: 16 years old
    Height and Weight: 5'3, 109 pounds
    Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian female. Brown to sandy-blonde hair, blue eyes. Rogers has a lazy right eye. Her navel is pierced and she has pierced ears.
    Clothing/Jewelry Description: A dark-colored t-shirt and white shorts.
    Medical Conditions: Rogers was suffering from a kidney infection at the time of her disappearance and was supposed to be taking medication for it. She left her medicine behind.

    Details of Disappearance

    Rogers told her family she was spending the night of August 1, 1997 at a girlfriend's home in Crestview, Florida. She stayed at her boyfriend's instead. This was the first time she had spent the night with him. The boyfriend, Mack Cawthon, told authorities Rogers departed his house on North Lloyd Street at approximately 5:00 a.m. on August 2. He asked her to leave early so his grandparents, who lived next door, would not know she had stayed there. She never arrived home. Cawthon's residence was located less than one mile from Rogers's family's Walnut Avenue house, about a fifteen-minute walk. Rogers has never been heard from again.

    In February 1998, six months after Rogers's disappearance, a bag containing clothing belonging to her was found in a wooded area behind the Crestview Plaza Shopping Center. The area had already been thoroughly searched by investigators and cadaver dogs; they believe, therefore, that the bag was left there after the search. The contents included a shirt, shorties, underpants, a bra, socks, keys, and makeup, all belonging to Rogers. The bag was not hidden and the clothes inside appeared to be more weathered than the bag.

    Unidentified female remains were located in a canal west of Boynton Beach, Florida in 1999, two years after Rogers vanished. Authorities incorrectly identified the body as Rogers in January 2001. Her loved ones finalized funeral arrangements by the time the mistake was corrected, but the burial had not taken place. Investigators initially believed that Rogers's dental records matched the victim. The error was reported less than one week after the incorrect identification was announced.

    Police originally believed Rogers was a runaway, but later decided she met with foul play due to the long period of time that passed where she didn't contact anyone. At first they investigated her family, who have all since been ruled out as suspects. Cawthon has not been named as a suspect either, and investigators stated there were no inconsistencies in his story. They described his relationship with Rogers as "on-again, off-again." She was not having any problems at the time of her disappearance and she left behind all her belongings, including her kidney medication.

    Authorities believe Rogers was abducted by someone she knew and trusted. Her case remains unsolved.

    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Crestview Police Department


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    Headline News to feature missing Crestview teen

    February 23, 2011 5:51 PM

    A new Headline News show, “Nancy Grace: America’s Missing” could generate renewed interest in the 1997 disappearance of Crestview teenager Kristy Rogers.

    Rogers’ mother, Wilma Sanders, said she recently was contacted by Headline News representatives about featuring her daughter’s case on the show.

    “It just stunned me,” Sanders said Tuesday. “I didn’t know what to say other than, ‘Thank you so much for caring.’ ”
    An episode featuring Rogers’ story is scheduled to air at 8 p.m. March 10, Sanders said.

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    Remains found in wooded Crestview area

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    Remains found in wooded Crestview area

    Maybe Kristy's family will finally have some answers?
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    Crestview PD: DeFuniak man identified from skeletal remains


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    STILL MISSING: Can you help find this Crestview woman?

    The left and middle images show Kristy Jean Rogers, a Crestview woman who's been missing since 1997. The right, computer-generated image shows what she could look like in her 30s. News Bulletin contributor

    CRESTVIEW — Police seeks leads on the whereabouts of Kristy Jean Rogers, who would celebrate her 35th birthday this August. She was last seen 21 days before turning 17. Kristy disappeared after leaving her boyfriend’s house around 5 a.m. Aug. 2, 1997. She was walking roughly 15 minutes home. “There’s been reports that she got into a car," Crestview Police Lt. Don Fountain said. Wilma Sanders, Kristy’s mom, believed Kristy was spending the night with girlfriends and didn’t become worried until later that afternoon, when Kristy’s boyfriend called and told her when Kristy had left his home.

    Since the disappearance, agencies from large to small, local to federal, have tried to figure out what happened to Kristy. Investigators have followed leads across the state and country, and Kristy’s disappearance was even featured on national television in 2011.
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    Crestview woman missing since 1997


    “We have nothing indicating she’s dead; we never found her body,” said Dennis Haley, a special agent with Florida’s Department of Law Enforcement, who originally worked on the case. “For someone to be abducted in Crestview back in ’97, that stuff just didn’t happen.”


    No one has been charged with a crime related to Rogers’ disappearance. That includes her then-boyfriend, William “Billy” Cawthon, and his entire family, who all passed a polygraph test. Rogers’ mother’s live-in boyfriend, Robert Willcut, passed the polygraph twice. Willcut had a lengthy criminal record and spent time in prison for shaking a baby.

    “She could be alive and well and married with children for all I know,” Garrett said. “There could be reasons for her not wanting to be found, so I’m just not sure. It’s a very interesting case and very little information has come in on this.”

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    20 years later: Crestview Police still searching for answers in woman's disappearance


    It's been 20 years since 16-year-old Kristy Rogers disappeared.

    Kristy would have turned 37 later this month.

    Authorities said the case went cold, but have not stopped searching for answers into her disappearance.

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