Death Investigation KSP Press Release NEWS

Arrest Made in Lincoln County Death Investigation

Stanford, KY. (August 22, 2020) – The Kentucky State Police, Richmond Post is continuing to investigate the death of Desiree Sparks. 

As a result of the ongoing investigation, John Stamper, 22 years old of Stanford, KY, was arrested by KSP on Thursday, August 20, 2020. Stamper is charged with Murder and is currently lodged in the Boyle County Detention Center.

Original press releases are below:

Stanford, Ky. (October 2, 2016) – The State Medical Examiner’s Office has identified the deceased female located near West Skyline Drive in the Stanton area of Lincoln County as 22 year old Desiree Sparks of Danville. Ms. Sparks was reported as a missing person and last seen in Danville on September 27th 2016. The investigation is still ongoing.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact Kentucky State Police, Richmond Post at 859-623-2404.

Stanford, Ky. (October 1, 2016) – The Kentucky State Police, Richmond Post is investigating a death in Lincoln County. At approximately 1:30pm Kentucky State Police State Police Richmond Post received a call of an unidentified deceased female near West Skyline Drive in the Stanford area of Lincoln County.

The victim’s body has been sent to the State Medical Examiner’s Office for an Autopsy in Frankfort. The investigation continues by Detective Frank Thornberry.

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