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Missing North Dakota woman’s body found dumped in a river

Savanna Greywind, 22, was last seen at her apartment on the afternoon of August 19. She was said to be eight months pregnant at the time of her disappearance

The body of a 22-year-old pregnant woman who had been missing for nine days has been found wrapped in plastic in a river, officials said.

Two kayakers found the body of Savanna Greywind around 8.20pm Sunday in the Red River, between Fargo, North Dakota, and Moorhead, Minnesota. 

Fargo Police Chief David Todd said Greywind’s body was identified around 9.20pm.

The body had been wrapped in plastic and was caught on a tree or log branch in the river.

Greywind’s family has been notified and her body will be brought to the Ramsey County Medical Examiner for an autopsy.

Fargo police said Friday they had arrested William Henry Hoehn, 32, and Brooke Lynn Crews, 38, on suspicion of conspiracy to commit kidnapping of Greywind, who was last seen at her apartment on the afternoon of August 19.

Hoehn and Crews were said to be Greywind’s neighbors and that she had gone to their apartment to help them with a sewing project before she disappeared. 

During a press conference on Friday, Todd said that investigators discovered a newborn baby girl in the apartment with Crews. 

It’s believed that the baby is Greywind’s child, but authorities are waiting for DNA testing confirmation.

At the time of her disappearance, Greywind was said to be eight months pregnant. 

The newborn is being taken care of at a medical facility.

 

Two kayakers found Greywind's body  around 8.20pm Sunday in the Red River, between Fargo, North Dakota, and Moorhead, Minnesota. The body had been wrapped in plastic and was caught on a tree or log branch in the river

Two kayakers found Greywind’s body around 8.20pm Sunday in the Red River, between Fargo, North Dakota, and Moorhead, Minnesota. The body had been wrapped in plastic and was caught on a tree or log branch in the river

Todd said that Hoehn and Crews were interviewed by detectives at the police station on Thursday and that both suspects were initially cooperative, but when asked about what happened to Greywind, they both asked for lawyers and stopped answering questions. 

At that point, Todd said, they were arrested and charged with felony conspiracy to commit kidnapping.

Todd said that specialized search teams were dispatched to search the area and that a cadaver dog pointed towards what appeared to be an abandoned vehicle. 

A search of the car did not produce anything, however.

Brooke Lynn Crews, 38, was arrested and charged with conspiracy to commit kidnapping in the disappearance of Greywind. Investigators found Crews in her apartment, alongside a newborn baby believed to be Greywind's daughter

Brooke Lynn Crews, 38, was arrested and charged with conspiracy to commit kidnapping in the disappearance of Greywind. Investigators found Crews in her apartment, alongside a newborn baby believed to be Greywind’s daughter

William Henry Hoehn, 32, was arrested and charged with conspiracy to commit kidnapping in Greywind's disappearance. He and Crews were taken into custody on Thursday

William Henry Hoehn, 32, was arrested and charged with conspiracy to commit kidnapping in Greywind’s disappearance. He and Crews were taken into custody on Thursday

Police are asking neighborhood residents to come forward if they saw this Jeep, belonging to Crews and Hoehn, on Saturday or Sunday, the day of and following Greywind's disappearance

Police are asking neighborhood residents to come forward if they saw this Jeep, belonging to Crews and Hoehn, on Saturday or Sunday, the day of and following Greywind’s disappearance

Authorities asked area residents on Friday to assist in searching for signs of suspicious activity or evidence in areas that police are not able to search, such as in their garages, sheds, gazebos, dumpsters and vacation properties.

Authorities asked area residents on Friday to assist in searching for signs of suspicious activity or evidence in areas that police are not able to search

Authorities asked area residents on Friday to assist in searching for signs of suspicious activity or evidence in areas that police are not able to search

Police had also been looking for information from anybody who might have seen a brown 1996 Jeep belonging to Hoehn and Crews on either the day and day after Greywind’s disappearance.

When asked if there are any other suspects in Greywind’s disappearance, Todd said, ‘No, there are not. I think we have the right people.’ 

Tarita Silk, a sister-in-law of Greywind’s mother, had said police informed the family that a ‘two-day-old healthy baby girl’ was taken from the apartment where Greywind lived with her parents, according to KFGO radio.  

Todd had previously said his department was receiving help from outside agencies and that officers used aircraft, watercraft and police dogs in order to try to find her. 

Tarita Silk, a sister-in-law of Greywind's mother, said police informed the family that a 'two-day-old healthy baby girl' was taken from the apartment where Greywind lived with her parents

Tarita Silk, a sister-in-law of Greywind’s mother, said police informed the family that a ‘two-day-old healthy baby girl’ was taken from the apartment where Greywind lived with her parents

It's believed that the baby is Greywind's child, but authorities are waiting for DNA testing confirmation. The newborn is being taken care of at a medical facility

It’s believed that the baby is Greywind’s child, but authorities are waiting for DNA testing confirmation. The newborn is being taken care of at a medical facility

Silk said some family members were searching an area in Minnesota 30 miles east of Fargo after receiving a tip.

‘We just want Savanna to come home. We’re prepared for the worst,’ Silk said. ‘The biggest thing now is for anybody who has any information to come forward.’

The Greywind family was previously offering a $7,000 reward for information that leads to solving the case.

Fargo police said in a statement released on Facebook Thursday that investigators have spoken to Grewywind’s family, boyfriend, neighbors, employer, and ‘anyone the family has mentioned as a friend.’ 

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