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Savannah Spurlock's blood found inside David Sparks' bedroom: police

Louisville Courier-Journal logo Louisville Courier-Journal 7/15/2019 Matthew Glowicki
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LANCASTER, Ky. — The lead detective in the investigation into the death of Kentucky mother Savannah Spurlock testified Monday morning that her blood was found on a closet door in the bedroom of the man who faces several charges in connection with her disappearance.

David Sparks was arrested last week after Spurlock's remains were found "in an unnatural position" beneath the ground's surface on the property of a Garrard County home where Sparks was living, court records say. The lead detective on Monday said an accent rug believed to have been in Sparks' bedroom was found buried with her remains.

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Sparks, 23, has pleaded not guilty to charges of abuse of a corpse and tampering with physical evidence. A judge found probable cause on those charges, and his case will now be heard by a grand jury for possible indictment. The grand jury is expected to meet Wednesday and could return an indictment Friday.

The investigator did not have additional details or a cause of death, nor infomation on when Spurlock died or when her body was placed where it was found last week.

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Sparks and two other men left a Lexington bar with Spurlock on the night she went missing in January. The three men, who are not believed to have known Spurlock before that night, were interviewed by police following her disappearance but no charges were filed at the time.

a close up of a sign: David Sparks © Madison County Detention Center David Sparks

Spurlock's remains were found at the Garrard County home last week after a relative of Sparks reported a foul odor to police. The home was searched Wednesday night, and the remains were found shortly before midnight that evening.

Sparks has not been charged with murder in connection with the case, and the other two men are not currently facing charges. A Kentucky State Police spokesman declined to comment last week on the possibility of future charges against Sparks or two other men.

Sparks' arrest citation did not mention Spurlock's name but said he is the "primary suspect in a missing persons investigation."

Reporter Matthew Glowicki can be reached at 502-582-4989 or mglowicki@courier-journal.com. Support strong local journalism by subscribing today: courier-journal.com/mattg

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