Savannah Spurlock

Savannah Spurlock

Update: 2019-08-2624
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On January 4, 2019, 22-year-old Savannah Spurlock wanted a night out on the town. A few weeks prior, Savannah had given birth to twins making her a mother of 4 young children. Her mother, Ellen, could see that she needed a break so after her older children were tucked safely into their beds, Savannah went out with a girlfriend to a bar in Lexington, KY around 10pm. 

This was supposed to be a night filled with fun and a chance to cut loose. The evening didn't go as planned after Savannah and her friend got into an argument and separated. Savannah later left the bar with three men she had met that evening. Savannah called her mother via face time and let her know that everything was fine and that she would be home in a few hours. This was the last time that anyone would speak to her Savannah.

The police asked for help from the public in identifying the men that Savannah was with the night she went missing. By the end of January, all three men that Savannah interacted with on the night of her disappearance were identified and questioned. According to one of the men, David Sparks, Savannah had come back to his home with him and that she eventually left later that morning, but he did not know where she was. However, on July 10, 2019 human remains would be found at a home in Garrard County. This would be the home of David Sparks.

If you have any information regarding the death of Savannah Spurlock please call the Richmond Police department at 859-623-8911.

Update- On August 28, 2019, David Sparks was indicted for the murder of Savannah Spurlock.

This episode was co-researched and written by Marissa Jones and Erika Gwynn. To find more of Erika's work, please check out her podcast at https://www.apexandabyss.com.

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Zoë E MacGechan

A young woman has been murdered. If you cannot express sympathy, don’t say anything at all. Thousands of people have done what Savannah did and have been fine because they didn’t meet murderers. Blame him and only him. Shame on you!

Oct 22nd
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ejw o331

she's not to blame but she certainly didn't do herself any favors.

Aug 28th
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AE88

this is probably my favorite true crime podcast and am really appreciative of the effort to give troubled victims and missing persons a voice, however, I feel that in this particular case a massive amount of blame must be put on Savannah, which is stated by her father and her best friend in the episode itself. Yes, bad things can happen to anyone even if you are preemptively taking measures to ensure your own safety, but c'mon, let's be real about this one here. She got in an argument with her friend she went to the bar with, presumably intoxicated and gets separated. She then willingly leaves with 3 newly acquainted men at 2am to continue "unwinding" as the narrator would like to put it. no mention in this episode that she recently had a DUI before her disappearance. oh, let's also mention again she is 22 with 4 kids and her estranged baby daddy has full custody because, well, she obviously has terrible decision making. The only thing she should not be blamed for is her own murder, but just because the case is sensitive doesn't mean we can't be critical. Her own best friend stated in this episode that if she were sitting right beside her she'd be chewing her out for her propensity to go out and get drunk and make shitty decisions. Marissa is really glossing over the gravity of the circumstances here as if she's just doing what normal 22 year olds do and she's just out for a night out to unwind as if there hadn't been a disturbing pattern of behavior present. I used to partake in the bar scene for much longer than my welcome, but i knew that when I went back home it was just my sorry ass to take care of.

Aug 26th
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