David Sparks Charged In Slaying Of Savannah Spurlock, Mother Of 4

David Sparks was arrested in July after the discovery of human remains at a rural Garrard County home allegedly owned by members of Sparks' family.

August 29, 2019

Photo by: Savannah Spurlock [Richmond Police Department]

Savannah Spurlock [Richmond Police Department]

The man arrested in connection with the slaying of Kentucky mother Savannah Spurlock has been indicted on a charge of murder.

David Sparks, 23, was arrested in July after the discovery of human remains at a rural Garrard County home allegedly owned by members of Sparks' family, according to Louisville's WDRB News.

A 22-year-old mother of four, Spurlock disappeared in January, after allegedly leaving a Lexington bar with Sparks and two other men.

Authorities have yet to comment on a cause of death.

Photo by: Mug shot of David Sparks [Lincoln County Registered Jail]

Mug shot of David Sparks [Lincoln County Registered Jail]

Sparks was initially charged with abuse of a corpse and tampering with evidence. He was charged with Spurlock's murder on Wednesday.

His arrest citation said, "Items of evidence believed to be connected to the missing persons case were located with the human remains."

According to court documents cited by Lexington's WLEX-TV, prosecutors allege Sparks committed "the offense of murder when he intentionally caused the death of Savannah Spurlock, or, while manifesting extreme indifference to the value of human life, he wantonly engaged in conduct which created a grave risk of death to her and thereby caused her death."

The Facebook page "Remembering Savannah," released a statement attributed to Spurlock's family. It read, in part:

"We received a call this morning that the Grand Jury would be meeting today. They have indicted David Sparks on murder. Nothing about this situation is positive or happy, as that face has haunted our nightmares for a long time. But we are one step closer to #JusticeforSavannah.

Sparks’ arraignment is reportedly set for September 6.

For more on the Savannah Spurlock case, watch the "Where Is Savannah Spurlock?" episode of Investigation Discovery's "The Missing" on ID GO now!

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