Sunday 21 January 2018

Missing pregnant woman found dead in river after her newborn baby was allegedly stolen by neighbours

Savanna Lafontaine-Greywind has been found Photo: Fargo Police
Savanna Lafontaine-Greywind has been found Photo: Fargo Police
Catherine Devine

Catherine Devine

The body of a missing pregnant woman was found in a river, just days after her newborn baby was found at her neighbour's home.

Savanna Lafontaine-Greywind (22) was eight months pregnant when she went missing from her home in North Dakota, US on August 19.

Savanna Lafontaine- Greywind was eight months pregnant when she went missing Photo: Facebook
Savanna Lafontaine- Greywind was eight months pregnant when she went missing Photo: Facebook

Police found Savanna's newborn baby at her neighbour's apartment and then arrested Brooke Lynn Crews (38) and William Henry Hoehn (32) who lived there.

Days later, kayakers found Ms Lafontaine-Greywind body wrapped in plastic, floating along the river on a log, according to Forum News.

Police are still waiting for DNA confirmation that the child is Ms Lafontaine- Greywind’s, but they say that the two suspects have already confirmed the baby is hers.

The police chief told the Forum that police were investigating a host of possible explanations for the disappearance—“including Savanna being held against her will and/or her unborn child being induced or removed and possibly being alive.”

William Henry Hoehn Photo: Fargo Police Department
William Henry Hoehn Photo: Fargo Police Department

The infant was immediately taken to hospital where the child was in good health and placed under the protective custody of Cass County Social Services, police said.

Neighbours Crews and Hoehn are being held at the Cass County Jail awaiting formal charges of conspiracy to commit kidnapping.

Brooke Lynne Crews Photo: Fargo Police Department
Brooke Lynne Crews Photo: Fargo Police Department

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