KSP: Man in custody, human remains found in connection with Savannah Spurlock investigation

Arrest made in missing Ky. mother case

KENTUCKY (KFVS) - Kentucky State Police and FBI officials confirmed that human remains were found just before midnight on July 10.

The remains are believed to be connected to the search for Savannah Spurlock, according to officials.

Troopers held a news conference on Thursday afternoon.

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Posted by Kentucky State Police on Thursday, July 11, 2019

State Police said as a result of the ongoing investigation David Sparks, 23 of Lancaster was arrested and taken to the Madison County Detention Center charged with tampering with physical evidence and abuse of a corpse.

State Police said just before 5 p.m. on Wednesday, July 10 they received a tip in reference to the remains.

Several area officials responded to search the property.

Kentucky State Police said the remains were taken to the State Medical Examiner in Frankfort for an autopsy and identification.

FBI Louisville officials confirmed that the search was in Garrard County.

Officials said state police were assisted at the scene by KSP Personnel, the FBI, Richmond PD, Garrard County PD, Lancaster PD, and the Garrard County Coroner.

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