POLICE: Body of missing pregnant woman discovered in river; baby found alive

FARGO, N.D. — The body of a woman who disappeared when she was 8 months pregnant has been discovered, say police, in a river not far from where she disappeared.

Law enforcement sources say the body of 22-year-old Savanna Greywind was discovered by kayakers on Sunday after her body washed up on shore. Police have confirmed that the body was wrapped in plastic and appears to have been intentionally dumped.

The gruesome discovery comes more than a week after Greywind was reported missing on August 19.

According to a report published by The Duluth News Tribune Greywind was last seen last Saturday after a woman living in a third-floor apartment knocked on her family’s basement door, asking LaFontaine-Greywind if she would model a dress the woman was sewing (http://www.duluthnewstribune.com/news/4316286-somethings-wrong-disappearance-pregnant-fargo-woman-still-mystery).

When Greywind failed to return a short time later, her mother knocked on the door of the upstairs apartment and was told her daughter had left.

“I immediately knew something was wrong because her car is here,” her mother said. “She’s eight months pregnant. Her feet were swollen, so she wouldn’t have taken up walking like that. There was pizza here that she hadn’t eaten. She would not just leave that lady’s apartment and go somewhere.”

“She’s in danger,” her mother said at the time. “Something’s wrong.”

Days after her disappearance, a two day old baby girl was discovered inside the apartment building in which Greywind lived. The infant was reportedly in good health and showed no signs of trauma.

William Henry Hoehn, 32, and 38-year-old Brooke Lynn Crews have been arrested and charged with conspiracy to commit kidnapping in connection with Greywind’s case but have refused to answer questions about how they gained possession of the child.

Although DNA has not yet confirmed that the child found in the apartment is related, police sources say they have every reason to believe that the child is Greywind’s.

Both Hoehn and Crews remained jailed on Monday and it remains unclear whether they have entered a plea or obtained legal counsel.

A news conference is planned for Monday where Fargo Police say they will offer additional updates to the case.

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