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Police Claim Progress In Search For Savannah Spurlock

Posted at 5:07 PM, Jun 03, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-03 17:32:49-04

(LEX 18) — The search for missing mother Savannah Spurlock has hit the five-month mark, and Richmond police say that investigators believe they’re moving in the right direction.

The search keeps leading police back to Garrard County, Spurlock’s last known whereabouts. They say that they’re making major progress in the case.

“Just to say that the case is very active is an understatement,” said Assistant Police Chief Rodney Richardson with the Richmond Police Department.

The surveillance footage captured the mother of four leaving a Lexington bar with two men in the early morning hours of Jan. 4. Another man was with them but not seen on camera.

Investigators say she left the bar and went to a Garrard County residence with the men. In the days and weeks after her disappearance, police searched in and around two homes in the area and seized a white vehicle from the property.

Police still haven’t said what evidence, if any, was found inside the car.

Five months later, detectives continue to speak with all three men who have never been named suspects. They say one of them told police Spurlock left a Garrard County residence on her own, but so far, no one has found Spurlock, her purse or her cellphone.

“The investigators have a pretty good idea what’s going on. It’s just a matter of proving what you know. picking up all the pieces to the puzzle and putting it back together,” said Richardson.

For now, Richmond Police say they are continuing their daily work behind the scenes, collecting what they believe will ultimately lead them to the truth.