Suspects in Pregnant Woman's Murder Tell Different Stories

William Hoehn described a bloodied bathroom to police
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Aug 29, 2017 4:41 PM CDT
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Fargo, N.D. Police Chief David Todd, right, pauses during a press conference at Fargo City Hall to update members of the media on the case of Savanna Greywind, whose body was found Sunday evening in the Red River near Moorhead, Minn. Two suspects in the death of Greywind will face three charges including...   (Anthony Souffle)

A suspect in the death of a pregnant woman initially claimed the woman gave up her newborn daughter but later admitted taking advantage of her to get the child, according to court documents filed Monday that shed no light on how the woman died. Brooke Crews, 38, and boyfriend William Hoehn, 32, were each charged with conspiracy to commit murder in the death of 22-year-old Savanna Greywind, the AP reports. Greywind, who was eight months pregnant when she disappeared Aug. 19, died as a result of homicidal violence, per police; no further details were given. Her body was found Sunday night in the Red River near Fargo, wrapped in plastic and duct tape. The complaint offers conflicting stories from the two suspects.

Crews told police she arranged to have Greywind come to her apartment on Aug. 19 and told her how to induce labor; she said Greywind came back two days later to give her the newborn. "Crews admitted she had taken advantage of Savanna Greywind in an attempt to obtain her child and possibly keep the child as her own," the complaint said. But Hoehn told police a different story: He said he came home Aug. 19 to find Crews cleaning up blood in their bathroom, and that Crews presented him with an infant baby girl and said, "This is our baby. This is our family." Hoehn told police he took garbage bags containing bloody shoes and his bloody towels and disposed of them away from the apartment complex, where Greywind also lived. The baby girl, who was in good health, was with Crews when she was arrested. (Read more murder stories.)

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