Missing Pregnant Woman Found Dead & Her Neighbors May Have Stolen Her Baby

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Earlier this month, mom-to-be Savanna Greywind went missing from her North Dakota apartment at eight months pregnant. After days of searching, authorities, her family, and the general public hoped for a happy ending. But Fargo police just revealed some heartbreaking news. Over the weekend, two kayakers found Greywind's body near a river.


Greywind vanished from her parents' apartment on August 19. According to People, a woman who lives on the third floor of the apartment complex asked the expectant mom to model a dress she was sewing. Greywind left the apartment without her wallet and was never seen again.

Two days later, authorities found a healthy baby girl they believe is Greywind's newborn, allegedly in the same neighbor's apartment.

Fargo Police

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The neighbors, 32-year-old Henry Hoehn and 38-year-old Brooke Lynn Crews, were arrested for conspiracy to commit kidnapping after police say they made statements that confirmed the baby's identity -- though the police are performing DNA tests to be sure. Crews tells police she showed Greywind how to induce labor, and then the mom came back and gave up custody of her baby. But, according to W-DAY 6, Hoehn alleges that he arrived home on August 19 and found Crews cleaning up blood in the bathroom, before presenting him with a newborn and saying, "This is our baby. This is our family."

On Sunday, kayakers spotted Greywind's body in the Red River, which sits on the border between North Dakota and Minnesota, wrapped in plastic and hung on a log. Police also say they found "suspicious items" in a farmstead near the river that led them to believe it could be a part of the crime scene. A thorough investigation is still under way, and Greywind's body will undergo an autopsy to determine her exact cause of death and her child's manner of birth.

In a statement, Fargo police chief David Todd said Greywind was a "victim of a cruel and vicious act of depravity," and officials will continue to look for answers.

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"Our sincere condolences and thoughts and prayers go out to the Greywind family as they suffer through this horrible loss," he added. "I'll tell you our hearts are heavy as we mourn the loss of this young lady."

Obviously, this is not the outcome anyone wanted, and there are still so many unanswered questions. But, at the very least, hopefully authorities can use the evidence they have to get to the bottom of what happened to Greywind and seek justice for this heartbreaking crime.

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