Autopsy Underway After Police Find Remains In Hunt For Missing Mom Savannah Spurlock

remains being found in the hunt for missing mom Savannah Spurlock
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Jul. 11 2019, Updated 2:10 p.m. ET

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Kentucky authorities revealed a shocking development in the case of missing mother of four Savannah Spurlock, RadarOnline.com has learned.

A public affairs officer for the Kentucky State Police tweeted on July 11 that authorities located remains in connection with Spurlock’s disappearance the night prior.

“Just before midnight, human remains were located by law enforcement officials. As a result of the ongoing investigation the deceased is being taken to the State Medical Examiner’s Office in Frankfort for an autopsy and identification,” Trooper Purdy tweeted.

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The Kentucky State Police official also confirmed that a 24-year-old man named David Sparks was arrested early Thursday and has been charged with tampering with physical evidence and abuse of a corpse. The suspect is currently being held at the Madison County Detention Center.

Spurlock welcomed twins in December 2018. She last spoke to her mother Ellen at 2:30 a.m. on the night she went missing to tell her that she would be home in a “few hours.” She was last seen on January 4 leaving a Lexington, Kentucky bar with three men.

A source close to Spurlock's family revealed to Radar on Thursday that they are "grieving" as a result of Thursday's major development.

Police told Radar in February that they believed she was alive in a home in Garrad County. Police conducted a search near the home where Spurlock was last known to be alive. The search resulted in jeans and a t-shirt that “somebody tried to burn,” police said at the time.

Weeks after she went missing, cops also revealed to Radar exclusively that they’re “worried” and “concerned” about the mother’s disappearance. She would have turned 23 years old on Feb. 5.

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