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Texas Equusearch To Hold Search For Missing Richmond Mother This Weekend

Posted at 10:08 PM, Feb 13, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-13 22:16:46-05

RICHMOND, Ky. (LEX 18)- As the search continues for missing Richmond mother Savannah Spurlock, another search and rescue organization will make its way to the Bluegrass.

The Ohio Midwest Chapter of Texas Equusearch will be setting up a command center for a search on Feb.16. The command center will be set up at Hyattsville Baptist Church on Lexington Avenue in Garrard County.

They plan to meet at 8 a.m. and search until 4 p.m. Then crews will debrief and decide on what’s necessary for the next day.

David Rader, the director of the Ohio Midwest Chapter of Texas Equusearch, says that the search will include horses, ATVs, drones, sonar equipment for water, as well as foot searches.

“This is a process of elimination, these are things that need to be done. On Saturday, if we don’t find her, we’ll know where she’s not, and then we’ll move on from there,” he said.

Public volunteers must be 18+ years of age, have a valid driver’s license or state ID, dressed for the weather, and be physically able to search tough terrain.

“If I’m going to utilize you, I’m going to put you to work, and it’s not going to be an easy task,” said Rader.  “This isn’t just walking on concrete, we’re going to go deep on this.”

Spurlock has been missing for almost a month after leaving a Lexington bar. Security cameras showed her walking with two men. Police say that a third man has also been identified and questioned along with the other two, but the men deny having anything to do with her disappearance.

The Richmond Police Department, Garrard County Emergency Management, and Cajun Coast Search and Rescue have all worked to try and locate Spurlock.