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Man arrested and charged with 2016 murder

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Posted at 3:11 PM, Aug 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-22 15:57:14-04

STANFORD, Ky. (LEX 18) — Almost four years after Desiree Sparks was reported missing, an arrest was made in the case.

Kentucky State Police announced that troopers arrested 22 year-old John Stamper on Thursday.

Stamper is charged with murder and is being held at the Boyle County Detention Center.

Sparks was 22 years old when she was last seen alive in Danville on September 27, 2016. Her body was found by ATV riders in the woods in Lincoln County a few days later.