EXCLUSIVE – The daddy of lacking Kentucky mother Savannah Spurlock stated Thursday that “justice has been served” after authorities found human stays at a house believed to be the 23-year-old’s final recognized location and an individual of curiosity was arrested.
David Sparks, one of many final folks believed to be with Spurlock, was taken into custody simply earlier than 2 a.m. Thursday and charged with tampering with bodily proof and abuse of a corpse. He was booked right into a jail in Madison County.
Cecil Spurlock, 52, informed Fox Information in an unique interview on Thursday he “begged God” to deliver the seek for his lacking daughter to an finish.
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“For the final week, I begged God, ‘Let’s have closure on it,'” the elder Spurlock stated. “He did it.”
In accordance with an arrest quotation, police obtained a tip a few foul odor at a Garrard County property Wednesday afternoon. Unidentified stays have been found that night time “hid in an unnatural place beneath the floor of the bottom,” the quotation states.
Spurlock, a mom of 4 who had given delivery to twins in December, was final seen on surveillance video Jan. Four after leaving The Different Bar in Lexington with two males. Richmond Assistant Chief of Police Rodney Richardson informed Fox Information that Spurlock’s final recognized location was on the house in Garrard County, which is situated some 40 miles from the bar.
Police haven’t instantly tied Sparks’ arrest to Spurlock’s disappearance, however the home reportedly belongs to Sparks’ dad and mom and had been beforehand searched on Jan. 22, police stated, in line with Lexington’s WLEX-TV.
The arrest quotation stated that along with the human stays, investigators discovered “gadgets of proof believed to be related to the lacking individuals case” that was final recognized to be within the management of the lacking individual and Sparks.
On Thursday, Cecil Spurlock informed Fox Information that he “simply felt” his daughter was now not alive and the arrest was “justice lastly.”
“I already knew she wasn’t right here no extra. I knew she was handed away and gone. I knew she wasn’t right here on this world anymore,” he informed Fox Information, including “She wouldn’t be away from her 4 boys. She wouldn’t simply depart.”
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In accordance with Kentucky State Police, the human stays have been taken to the State Medical Examiner’s Workplace in Frankfort for an post-mortem and identification. Cecil Spurlock stated that the household is now simply ready on a telephone name to substantiate the physique is his daughter.
“My god, she deserves justice,” he stated.
Cecil informed Fox Information that Savannah’s oldest son, four-year-old Noah, can be informed the reality about his mother for the primary time on Thursday.
He additionally shared a message to his daughter: “I really like you child. And justice has been served. I really like you numerous. Your boys can be taken care of fine. All 4 of your boys, they’ll be good boys.”
The elder Spurlock added that he now has a brand new function going ahead.
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“That’s my new job in life, to verify these boys are joyful and brought care of,” he stated. “That’s my job.”
He stated he’s additionally praying for Sparks’ dad and mom.
“Out of all the things I’ve heard they’re good folks and I really feel dangerous for them,” he stated. “I do know it is a laborious time for them.”
Fox Information’ Danielle Wallace and the Related Press contributed to this report.