Rogers left Walmart after 4:30 p.m. July 3

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By Staff

PLG-TV and The Kentucky Standard have obtained a copy of the receipt Crystal Rogers reportedly received at Walmart on Friday, July 3, sent to us via picture message by her father, Tommy Ballard.

According to the receipt, Rogers was at the register at 4:36 p.m. and purchased several food items, a T-ball plate, a junior sniper air rifle, a bucket and two boys T-shirts.

Although police say she was seen later that day at the farm of her boyfriend’s family, the receipt is one of the last verifiable documents of the missing mother’s whereabouts to be made public.

Family members reported seeing Rogers with three of her children, including her 2-year-old son, at the retail store that afternoon. From there, Ballard says Rogers took the two older children to their father and then had an appointment to show a real estate listing at 5 p.m.

Rogers, 35, was reportedly last seen together with her boyfriend, Brooks Houck, 33, later that evening at his family’s farm. She was not seen or heard from on July 4 and was reported missing on the afternoon of Sunday, July 5, by her parents.

At around 5 p.m. that evening, her car was found on the shoulder of the Bluegrass Parkway with the keys in the ignition and her cell phone, purse, and diaper bag inside the vehicle.

As of Thursday, family and volunteers had accepted the aid of experienced search and recovery professionals from out-of-state as they continued scouring the countryside looking for any clues to Rogers’ location.