A source close to the case told WTVQ’s fellow ABC affiliate WHAS11 that David Sparks pleaded guilty to acting alone in her murder, abuse of a corpse and tampering with physical evidence.
Spurlock, a mother of three from Richmond, disappeared in January 2019. She was last seen alive on surveillance video leaving a bar in Lexington with three men.
Six months later, Spurlock’s remains were found at a property in Garrard County which is owned by Sparks’ family.
Sparks was arrested for Spurlock’s murder and later indicted by a grand jury. In September 2019, he pleaded not guilty.
Sparks is not eligible for the death penalty.
January 4, 2019: Savannah Spurlock is last seen alive on video surveillance cameras. She was walking with three men out of a Lexington bar.
January 9, 2019: Police identify and question the three men last seen with Spurlock. One of them