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
Weight: 109 lbs.
Hair Color: Sandy/Brown
Eye Color: Blue
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
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.
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
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.
If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
Crestview Police Department
National Center For Missing and Exploited Children
Child Protection Education Of America
The Palm Beach Post
Northwest Florida Daily News - July 31, 2007