The best friend of missing Kentucky mom, Savannah Spurlock, says that there is no way her friend would have willingly went to a rural home so far away from her own home with three strange men.
“No matter how intoxicated she would have been, she would not have been willing to go with strangers to Garrard County,” 21-year-old Sabrina Speratos told Fox News. “She would even have called her mom to come get her if she knew they were going to take her there – that’s how close she was with her mother.”
As CrimeOnline previously reported, Spurlock, 23, disappeared on January 4 after spending a night out with a friend at The Other Bar in Lexington, off of South Limestone. According to Assistant Police Chief Rodney Richardson of Richmond PD, Spurlock left the bar with three men she didn’t know and ended up back in Garrard County, at home in a rural area of Kentucky.
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Spurlock reportedly left in a car with two of the men, while the third man followed them in a different car.
Speratos also backed up what Spurlock’s mother, Ellen, previously said about her daughter: she was constantly with her children and rarely went out. On the night in question, according to Ellen, Spurlock went to the bar with a female friend but ended up splitting up from her at some point when the pair got into a minor argument.
“I think it’s crazy that people have the audacity to go on there [social media] and bash her when, No. 1, you don’t know what the girl was going through. No. 2, you don’t personally know her and, No. 3, this very well could have been your family,” Speratos said.
Shaquille Smith, Spurlock’s former boyfriend of three years, also confirmed that she rarely went out and was constantly in contact with her family and friends, according to the outlet. Ellen said her daughter was “paranoid” about her phone’s battery running low and would never willingly turn it off or leave it behind.
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Authorities confirmed they have evidence to suggest Spurlock went to the home in Garrard County, but nothing to show she ever left. Her phone was turned off around 8:30 a.m. the following morning, according to police. The men reportedly told police that Spurlock left the home by foot and they haven’t seen or heard from her since.
“We were told that she left that location. That’s just something we can’t confirm right now,” Richardson added. “So we’re looking for any information in regards to that. If somebody saw something, saw her, saw anything, just to let us know.”
Richardson said that the car Spurlock drove to the bar on January 4 was located in Lexington with her purse and coat inside. Her cellphone has not been found. Spurlock was seen on surveillance footage with two of the three while holding her purse. She may have placed her purse in her car prior to leaving.
“There was a purse found in a car that Savannah took to Lexington. We do not have her cellphone. We would like to have her cellphone. We are looking for her and the cellphone, but we know for sure the cellphone went out of service around 8:30 – 8:45 that morning. How it went out of service we don’t know, but we know that it did and it hasn’t been turned back on.”
Speratos said she thought her friend likely felt comfortable enough to leave the bar with the men, possibly thinking they were going for a nightcap or somewhere nearby.
“If she was in her right mind she would have been like, ‘Hey while we’re on this way to this Garrard County place, why don’t we just turn this boat around and take me home?’” Speratos added.
The friend also said that two of three men look to be in their early 20s. Speratos doesn’t the guys were close friends, but more so acquaintances and/or co-workers that hung out together on the night in question, and decided to pick up girls at the Lexington bar.
Spurlock, a mother of four, gave birth to twins in December. Her mother, who lives with her daughter in Richmond, was babysitting the children the night Spurlock went out. Ellen Spurlock told ABC she spoke to her daughter on via FaceTime at around 3 a.m. the morning she disappeared. The worried mother said she could hear other people in the car with Spurlock, but her daughter seemed fine.
Ellen also thinks the men are not being full forthcoming, according to Lexington Herald.
“I think the guys she was with know more than they are saying. Their story doesn’t make sense. She left with no money, no car, no coat, no phone in a different county than where she lives. It’s not like her.”
Police did forensic testing on one of the men’s cars, but they haven’t said what, if anything, was found.
Spurlock is a white female who stand 5-feet tall and weighs around 140 pounds. She has brown eyes, shoulder-length brownish-blonde hair and numerous tattoos, including a rose tattoo on her shoulder.
Anyone with any information on Savannah Spurlock’s whereabouts should contact Madison County police at 859-624-4776.
[Feature Photo: Savannah Spurlock/Facebook]