A search and rescue team that specializes in K9 searches says
its ready to help search for Savannah Spurlock, the Kentucky
mother of four who’s been missing since earlier this year,
provided local authorities give the go-ahead on Monday, the
team’s commander told Fox news.
The Cajun Coast Search & Rescue Team is a Louisiana-based group
primarily made up of firefighters and police that use teams of
trained dogs to help local law enforcement find missing persons.
The group was involved in the search for Emily Wade, a missing
woman who was found dead in a Texas creek on Jan. 21.
Spurlock, a native of Richmond, Ky., was last seen leaving a
Lexington bar on Jan. 4. Three men have been questioned in
connection to her disappearance but no arrests were made. LEX18
reported that police carried out a search warrant at a Garrard
County property connected to one of the three men.
Toney Wade, the rescue team’s commander, told Fox News his group
will bring three dog teams to search the places where Spurlock
was last seen. He said the group will work to “clear” or
eliminate areas while taking directives from Richmond Police and
Kentucky State Police.
Wade told The Lexington Herald-Leader that the K9 dogs have been
trained to pick up smells from clothing and detect human
remains. He said his group will make the 900-mile trip one way
from Louisiana immediately if authorities ask for their help.