Savannah Spurlock's Naked Body Was Found In 19-Inch Grave, Her Body Folded In Half, Her Hands And Feet Bound By Tape

At a hearing for suspect David Sparks, a detective went into chilling details about how the missing Kentucky mother's body was discovered.

By Gina Tron
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Remains of Savannah Spurlock Identified, Man Faces Charges

Disturbing details about the how missing Kentucky mom Savannah Spurlock's body was discovered were revealed in court Monday.

Kentucky State Police Detective Tye Chavies testified that Spurlock’s body was found buried 19 inches into the ground, "concealed in multiple black trash bags. The body was unclothed, hands and feet bound with tape, in an unnatural position,” according to WYMT in Hazard, Kentucky.

Clarifying what he meant by "unnatural position," he said the body "was folded in half.”

Spurlock's remains were found last week, six months after she disappeared in Lexington. She was last seen leaving a bar with three men in the early morning hours of Jan. 4. One of those men, David Sparks, was arrested and now faces charges of abuse of a corpse and tampering with physical evidence. He was taken into custody last week after Spurlock's body was found buried at his parents' home, WKYT in Lexington, Kentucky reported. 

Sparks’ home is the last place Spurlock supposedly visited with the three men from the bar before she went missing. When originally interviewed, the men said she left the home by herself later that morning, the Lexington Herald-Leader reported. All three were questioned and released. Despite not being charged, Sparks remained the primary suspect.

A rug was also found with Spurlock's body. During the 23-year-old Spark’s preliminary hearing Monday, officials said surveillance video showed Sparks buying that rug at Walmart. Chavies testified that Sparks texted his sister the night Spurlock came over asking where he could buy a new rug.

Investigators also alleged that Spurlock's blood was found in Sparks' home. Originally, Sparks claimed that Spurlock fell asleep in another room in the house and that when he woke up, she was already gone.

Spurlock, who has four children, including twins less than a year old, was days shy of her 23rd birthday when she disappeared. Authorities have not revealed exactly how she died.

It’s also not clear if Sparks has a lawyer who can speak on his behalf at this time. A judge has not yet reviewed his bond.

Savannah Spurlock and David Sparks
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