Rogers’ killing has been a mystery for the past two weeks after police recovered his body from the side of a road in Palm Beach Gardens on November 16. Investigators ruled the manner of death a “homicide,” calling it “a deliberate act,” but have not released a cause of death yet.
“The cause of death is not being disclosed at this time,” police said on November 20. “However, Rogers’ death was not the result of a traffic-related collision.”
The Palm Beach Gardens Police Department has not released any information about the suspect.
Rogers left his home on his bike around 6:39 p.m. and his family filed a missing person report at 10:30 when he didn’t return.
His remains were found a day later on Central Boulevard, between PGA Boulevard and Donald Ross Road near the I-95 overpass in Palm Beach Gardens.
“The fact that this happened in Palm Beach Gardens is astonishing to me,” said family friend Mindy York. “Such a quiet, quaint town where we have zero crime.”
Rogers’ family could not be reached for comment on Wednesday.
The Palm Beach Gardens Police Department is holding a press conference on Thursday morning.