Pregnant Woman's Body Found in Plastic, in River

Savanna Greywind, 22, went missing Aug. 19
By Kate Seamons,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 28, 2017 10:54 AM CDT
Pregnant Woman's Body Found in Plastic, in River
This undated photo released by the Fargo Police Department shows Savanna Greywind, who was last seen at her Fargo, ND, apartment on Aug. 19, 2017.   (Fargo Police Department via AP)

The plastic-wrapped body of a missing North Dakota woman was found caught on a log by kayakers in the Red River on Sunday evening, ending a search that began on Aug. 19. Fargo Police Chief David Todd says that around the same time Sunday, investigators identified what the Minneapolis Star Tribune calls "suspicious material" at a possible crime scene—a farmstead in the area. Savanna Greywind, 22, was 8 months pregnant when she went missing; she was last seen in the Fargo apartment building she lived in with her parents, having gone upstairs to the apartment of a neighbor who reportedly asked Greywind to model a dress she was sewing, Forum News Service reports.

A newborn girl was found in that apartment days later, and residents Brooke Crews, 38, and William Hoehn, 32, were arrested and charged with conspiracy to commit kidnapping. While DNA tests haven't yet confirmed the child is Greywind's, KARE 11 reports the couple "indicated" to police the child did belong to Greywind. Police previously said they were considering possible scenarios including labor having been induced or the child having been cut from Greywind, who had been set to move into an apartment with her child's father on Sept. 1; they had planned to name their girl Haisley Jo. The baby found by police is currently in the custody of Cass County Social Services. (More missing woman stories.)

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