Missing Kentucky mom Savannah Spurlock taken to rural home, police say - UPDATED
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UPDATE July 11, 2019

4:11 p.m. ET:

Missing 23-year-old Madison County mom Savannah Spurlock was buried in the back yard of a Garrard County home not far from where she spent her last night, according to results of tests on remains found Wednesday night, the Lexington Herald-Leader reports.

Kentucky State Police confirmed the remains found Wednesday were of Spurlock during a Thursday afternoon press conference in Madison County.

MORE DETAILS: Savannah Spurlock’s remains found at Garrard County home, state police confirm - Lexington Herald-Leader


7:47 a.m. ET:

David Sparks was arrested early Thursday morning in Madison County. He's charged with abuse of a corpse and tampering with physical evidence, WGHP reports.

Evidence was found on the property of a potential suspect's family member. A man there reported a foul odor coming from his property.

Investigators have reportedly discovered items belonging to Spurlock. Sparks has not been charged with murder, but police call him a "primary suspect."

MORE DETAILS: Savannah Spurlock person of interest arrested on desecration charges after human remains found, cops say - WGHP


UPDATE July 10, 2019

9:03 p.m. ET:

Human remains were found outside of a Garrard County home late Wednesday night during a search for missing Madison County mother Savannah Spurlock, according to Kentucky State Police, The Lexington Herald-Leader reports.

It’s not immediately clear if the remains were of Spurlock. The remains were taken to the state medical examiner’s office in Frankfort for identification, said state police Trooper Robert Purdy. Results could be in as early as Thursday, Purdy said.

MORE DETAILS: Human remains found outside home in search for missing mother Savannah Spurlock - Lexington Herald-Leader


February 4, 2019:

via WGHP:

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WGHP) -- Savannah Spurlock, a 22-year-old mother who disappeared in early January, was taken to a home in Kentucky by the three men with whom she was last seen, police revealed Sunday in an exclusive interview with Fox News.

Spurlock was last seen on surveillance video Jan. 4 after leaving a bar in Lexington with three men. Authorities tell Fox News that Spurlock’s last known location was at a home in Garrard County, located in a rural area about 40 miles from the bar.

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Spurlock was last seen on surveillance video Jan. 4 after leaving a bar in Lexington with three men. Authorities tell Fox News that Spurlock’s last known location was at a home in Garrard County, located in a rural area about 40 miles from the bar.

“We know that she ended up at a home in Garrard County some time after leaving the bar with these three men,” said Lt. Col Rodney Richardson, assistant chief of police with the Richmond Police Department. “They did not know Savannah prior to meeting her at the bar.”

Spurlock, who gave birth to twins in December, was driven from the bar in the backseat of a vehicle with two of the men, while a third man followed in a separate vehicle.

Forensic testing has been done on both vehicles, but officials tell FOX News they are not releasing their findings at this time.

Spurlock’s phone, which has not been located, was turned off around 8:30 a.m. that morning, authorities said.

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