LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- The man charged in the death of Kentucky mother Savannah Spurlock has been charged with murder.
Spurlock, a mother of four, disappeared after leaving a Lexington bar in January with three men.
David Sparks was arrested in July and charged with abuse of a corpse and tampering with evidence after human remains were found at a rural Garrard County home. His arrest citation said "items of evidence believed to be connected to the missing persons case were located with the human remains."
Spurlock's family is still waiting for justice -- and answers.
"I want to know why? Why did he do this to her?" Spurlock's mother Ellen Spurlock asked. "I mean I can't even imagine anybody doing that, killing somebody. I mean, you know, he didn't even know her. Why? I want to know why, I want to know how -- what she died of."
The Facebook page "Remembering Savannah," which is run, in part, by Spurlock's family, released this statement Wednesday night:
"We received a call this morning that the Grand Jury would be meeting today. They have indicted David Sparks on murder.
Nothing about this situation is positive or happy, as that face has haunted our nightmares for a long time. But we are one step closer to #JusticeforSavannah. We have known that this man has been the primary suspect for a long time, one reason our pleas focused on the Garrard County area. Savannah had a beautiful life ahead of her that was stolen away.
He will face arraignment on Friday, Sept. 6. Thank you for your continued prayers as each step of this process re-opens deep and painful wounds. #SavannahStrongForever"
Sparks, 23, was charged Wednesday with murder. His next court date is Sept. 6.
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