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Cajun Coast Search And Rescue Team Heading To Kentucky To Help Find Savannah Spurlock

Posted at 7:06 PM, Jan 27, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-27 21:50:11-05

(LEX 18) – A nationally recognized search and rescue team will soon be heading to Kentucky to help find Savannah Spurlock.

The 22-year-old mother from Richmond has now been missing for more than 3 weeks. She was last seen on surveillance video leaving a bar in Lexington with two men. So far police have not identified any suspects.

On Monday the Cajun Coast Search & Rescue Team out of Louisiana plans to head to the Commonwealth.

They are a specialized K-9 unit that works on missing persons cases all over the United States. They recently were involved in the high-profile search for Kentucky woman Emily Wade. She disappeared in Ennis, Texas and her body was later found in a creek.

“We train hard. All of our dogs are certified now. We are constantly attending schools, and that is a major key to our success,” said Toney Wade, Cajun Coast Search & Rescue Team Commander. He is not related to Emily Wade.

He says they also rely heavily on volunteers in their searches.

They will post updates on their Facebook page, if you’d like to volunteer in their search for Savannah: click here.

Wade says they hope to have success here in Kentucky for Savannah’s family.