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CrimeSavannah Spurlock missing Kentucky woman: Human remains were found

20:15  11 july  2019
20:15  11 july  2019 Source:   courier-journal.com

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After the remains of Savannah Spurlock were found late Wednesday, Kentucky State Police give updates to the investigation. Louisville Courier Journal.

Human remains found buried at a rural Kentucky home belong to mother-of-four Savannah Spurlock who vanished six months ago after leaving a bar - as police reveal they have arrested one of three men she was last seen alive with. David Sparks, 23, was arrested early Thursday morning after the

Human remains that may belong to Savannah Spurlock, the Kentucky mother missing since January, were discovered late Wednesday in Garrard County, and one man is in custody, according to authorities.

Kentucky State Police Trooper Robert Purdy said authorities discovered human remains just before midnight Wednesday at a property on Perkins Lane and Fall Lick Road in Garrard County as part of a "search for information" relating to Spurlock.

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The remains of missing Kentucky mom of four Savannah Spurlock have been recovered, authorities announced Thursday, as a man was arrested in connection with the case. The remains were found behind a home in Garrard County, about 30 miles south of Lexington, on Wednesday night, and were

Human remains discovered at a Kentucky home were identified as Savannah Spurlock , putting an end to the monthslong search for the 23-year-old Trooper First Class Robert Purdy with Kentucky State Police told reporters on Thursday afternoon that the remains found just before midnight on the

The remains were taken to the state Medical Examiner's Office in Frankfort for an autopsy and identification, Purdy said.

Authorities had received a tip about 5 p.m. Wednesday of a foul odor coming from the property.

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On Thursday morning, David A. Sparks, 23, of Lancaster, was booked into the Madison County Detention Center and charged with abuse of a corpse and tampering with physical evidence.

Sparks lives at the home on the property at Perkins Lane and Fall Lick Road, court records show. And he was one of the last men seen with Spurlock when she went missing in January, WKYT reported.

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Kentucky police, FBI searching home linked to Savannah Spurlock's disappearance Several law enforcement agencies began a search Wednesday night of what is believed to be the last known location of missing Kentucky mom Savannah Spurlock who disappeared seven months ago after leaving a bar in January, officials said. Spurlock, a mom of four who had given birth to twins in December, was last seen on surveillance video Jan. 4 after leaving the Other Bar in Lexington with two men. Lt. Col. Rodney Richardson, assistant chief of police with the Richmond Police Department, told Fox News that Spurlock’s last known location was at a home in Garrard County – located some 40 miles from the bar.

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. It’s not immediately clear if the remains were of Spurlock , who went missing in January.

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Troopers said Sparks is the "primary suspect in a missing persons investigation."

His arrest citation — which does not include any mention of Spurlock's name — said a Garrard County man called his attorney Wednesday to report a foul odor coming from the property.

Purdy told reporters the property belongs to a relative of a suspect.

Savannah Spurlock missing Kentucky woman: Human remains were found© Madison County Detention Center David Sparks

During a search of the property, human remains were found "in an unnatural position beneath the surface of the ground," according to the arrest citation.

Other "items of evidence believed to be connected to the missing persons case" were also found with the remains, according to police.

"These items were last known to be in the control of only two individuals, the missing person, and the above," Sparks' arrest citation reads.

While it's unclear what items were located Wednesday, Richmond police shared images in February of Spurlock's phone and purse, which she had with her the night she went missing.

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A man questioned by police in the disappearance of missing Kentucky mom Savannah Spurlock was arrested on desecration charges early Thursday after officials said Published July 11. Savannah Spurlock person of interest arrested on desecration charges after human remains found , cops say.

(MORE: Remains found of missing Kentucky mom Savannah Spurlock , man arrested: Police). Sparks' family owns the property where Spurlock 's body was found Wednesday night, Kentucky State Police spokesman Trooper Robert Purdy said at a news conference last week.

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The discovery of human remains comes days after the six-month anniversary of Spurlock's disappearance.

The 23-year-old mother of four from Richmond was last seen leaving The Other Bar in Lexington in the early hours of Jan. 4 with three men.

Police had previously said Spurlock did not know the men prior to meeting them that night and that the group drove to a home in Garrard County, about an hour's drive south of Lexington.

Authorities had previously interviewed the three men but no arrests had been made.

WKYT said Richmond police also previously searched Sparks' home and towed away a car in January.

Arrest made in missing Kentucky mother case after human remains found

Arrest made in missing Kentucky mother case after human remains found Kentucky State Police have made an arrest after finding human remains at a property in Garrard County, believed to be that of missing Richmond mother Savannah Spurlock. David Sparks was booked into jail early Thursday morning in Madison County. He's charged with abuse of a corpse and tampering with physical evidence. Authorities have been searching a home in Garrard County after receiving a tip Wednesday evening. Troopers say the discovery was made on the property of a potential suspect's family member. So far, the remains have not been positively identified. Medical examiners in Frankfort will perform an autopsy today to make that determination.

In the past few months, Spurlock's family had offered a $15,000 reward and set up tip boxes around Garrard County in hopes of finding out what happened to Spurlock.

On a Facebook page set up by Spurlock's family to help bring awareness to her case, a family member wrote a statement would be released Thursday morning.

"Thank you for your continued prayers," the post read.

This story will be updated.

Reach Billy Kobin at bkobin@courierjournal.com or 502-582-7030. Support strong local journalism by subscribing today: courier-journal.com/subscribe.

This article originally appeared on Louisville Courier Journal: Savannah Spurlock missing Kentucky woman: Human remains were found

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