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Kentucky man indicted in death of woman missing 6 months

August 28, 2019

LANCASTER, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky man has been indicted in the death of a woman who was missing for six months before her remains were found buried in a shallow grave.

Kentucky State Police said a Garrard County grand jury charged 23-year-old David Sparks of Lancaster on Wednesday with murder, abuse of a corpse and tampering with physical evidence. Sparks has been in jail since his arrest last month.

Police have said 23-year-old Savannah Spurlock was last seen in January leaving a Lexington bar with three men, including Sparks. A tip about a foul odor led authorities to search property connected to Sparks’ family in Garrard County, where they discovered Spurlock’s remains.

Online jail records didn’t indicate whether Sparks is represented by an attorney who could comment on the case.

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