North American Missing Persons Network
Kristy Jean Rogers

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Above Images: Rogers, circa 1997; Age-progressed to 31 (circa 2012)

Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: August 2, 1997 from Crestview, Okaloosa County, Florida
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date Of Birth: August 23, 1980
  • Age: 16
  • Height: 5'3"
  • Weight: 109 lbs.
  • Hair Color: Sandy/Brown
  • Eye Color: Blue
  • Race: White
  • Gender: Female
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Lazy right eye. Pierced
    navel. Pierced ears.
  • Medical Conditions: May be in need of medical attention;
    was on medication for a kidney infection.
  • Clothing: Dark-colored t-shirt and white shorts.
  • Jewelry: Friendship necklace and several rings.
  • NCIC Number: M-041321375
  • Case Number: 7790-97
  • NCMEC Number: NCMC836052

  • 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 residence instead. The boyfriend, Mack Cawthon, told authorities Rogers departed his house on North Lloyd Street at approximately 5:00 AM on August 2, but 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' disappearance, a bag containing clothing belonging to Rogers 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, shorts, 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.

    Investigators say they have no reason to believe Cawthon had anything to do with Rogers' disappearance. There is also no indication that she ran away, or had any reason to leave. She left her medication behind. Numerous leads have been followed up on, to no avail.

    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Crestview Police Department
    (850) 682-2055

    Source Information
    National Center For Missing and Exploited Children
    Child Protection Education Of America
    The Palm Beach Post
    Northwest Florida Daily News - July 31, 2007