Court testimony reveals new details of Savannah Spurlock's death

Published: Jul. 15, 2019 at 11:36 AM EDT
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New information about Savannah Spurlock's death came to light in court Monday morning.

A detective testified during David Sparks' preliminary hearing in Garrard District Court. The detective said Spurlock went to Sparks' home on January 4th, the night she disappeared.

Sparks, 23, is currently facing charges of abuse of a corpse and tampering with physical evidence. He told police that he fell asleep the night of Spurlock's disappearance, and when he woke up she was gone.

But police found her body at Sparks' parents' home. She was buried with a rug and garbage bags that could be traced to Sparks' home, police said.

During the hearing, officials said Spurlock's blood was found in Sparks' home. The detective testifying said that Sparks texted his sister the night of Spurlock's death and asked where he could buy a new rug.

Surveillance video showed Sparks at Walmart, buying the rug used to bury Spurlock, authorities said. Spurlock was buried 19 inches deep, doubled over and bound with tape in several garbage bags. She was also buried naked.

We still do not know how Spurlock died.

Sparks will remain in jail without bond until a judge reviews his bond. The case was waived to a grand jury. The jurors will hear the case on Aug. 14. An indictment will be returned on Aug. 16.