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Nearly 10 days after Savanna Lafontaine-Greywind’s disappearance, police say they have found her.
As previously reported by Dearly, Savanna Lafontaine-Greywind of Fargo, North Dakota, pregnant with her first child, went missing after going upstairs to a neighbor’s apartment.
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On August 19, Greywind’s neighbor offered the young woman $20 if she would stand as a model so she could pin her sewing designs. Three hours later, Greywind was nowhere to be found. When her parents, with whom the 22-year-old lived, went looking for her, the neighbor reportedly told them she had already left.
As the West Fargo Pioneer reports, Greywind’s mother refused to believe her daughter would simply take off by herself on foot, noting that the eight-months-pregnant woman had swollen feet and that her keys, wallet, and a pizza she had ordered but never eaten were left behind.
She called her daughter’s lack of response to her text messages and phone calls “very” out of character, adding that her daughter was always using social media.Missing Cases
Norberta LaFontaine-Greywind told the publication that her daughter was excited about becoming a mom and had never exhibited any troubling signs to suggest she would disappear on her own.
Greywind and her longtime boyfriend had also laid down plans together by signing a lease to move into their own apartment on September 1, ahead of the birth of their baby.
After five days of searching by nearly 40 investigators, the Fargo Police Department issued a disturbing update after executing a search warrant for the neighbor’s apartment.
Officials returned to the upstairs apartment of 38-year-old Brooke Lynn Crews and her boyfriend, 32-year-old William Henry Hoehn, to find a newborn baby girl.
At approximately 4:30 pm on Saturday, August 19th, the family of 22 year-old Fargo resident Savanna Marie Greywind,…
According to the update posted to Facebook, Fargo police stated that an initial interview with the tenants did not yield any leads. When officers returned with a search warrant to inspect the home a fourth time, Crews was present along with a 2-day-old baby.
As Dearly previously reported, officials believe the newborn is Savanna’s. The baby was transported to Sanford Children’s Hospital for evaluation. DNA and forensic testing are currently underway to determine if the baby was born vaginally.
Fargo Police Chief David Todd said that it’s possible the baby was in a different location at the time of the initial searches of the apartment.
Crews and Hoehn were arrested and charged with conspiracy to commit kidnapping. At the time of their arrest, Greywind remained missing. It was reported that the suspects were not cooperating with officials to assist in their search for the missing mom.
Fargo police are now confirming that Greywind has been found.
In a news conference, Todd told reporters that at 8:20 p.m. on August 27 remains were pulled from the Red River. Around 9:20 p.m. they were identified as belonging to Greywind.
Police tell us the body of Savanna Greywind has been found.
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According to Valley News Live, around 5:45 that evening, kayakers stumbled upon a body wrapped in plastic that was hung up on a log in the river. Rescue crews then retrieved the body from the water.
Following the discovery, police investigated a nearby farmstead, which Todd said was the location of suspicious items and may be the scene of a crime.
Dearly previously reported that a motive for the suspected kidnapping of the baby, believed to be Greywind’s, has not been released. The neighbor, Crews, reportedly told investigators that the baby had been discovered.
According to KFGO, another neighbor reportedly claimed he heard “odd sounds” coming from the bathroom of apartment Crews shared with Hoehn around the time of Greywind’s disappearance.
Fargo police plan to hold a news conference on Monday.