Fargo Police revealed Tuesday that missing North Dakota woman Savanna LaFontaine-Greywind died as a result of homicidal violence.
The Ramsey County Medical Examiner’s Office provided Fargo Police with the preliminary autopsy results, which didn’t reveal specific details surrounding the 22-year-old’s death—or how her baby girl was born.
“The Fargo Police Department and its law enforcement partners are still investigating this case. At this time, there are no further details to be released regarding this investigation,” they wrote in a statement.
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As CrimeOnline previously reported, LaFontaine-Greywind, who was eight months pregnant, disappeared from her North Fargo apartment on August 19. Authorities discovered the 22-year-old’s body was found wrapped in plastic near the Red River on Sunday night.
“We were terrified of what condition her body would be in,” the victim’s mother, Norberta Greywind, told People. “We had fears that she wasn’t going to be in one piece.”
“I’m just relieved that we have her.”
Police believe that neighbor Brooke Lynn Crews, 38, lured LaFontaine-Grewind upstairs under the guise of helping her with a sewing project. Crews was arrested Thursday after officers allegedly discovered a healthy 2-day-old baby girl in the apartment with her. Crews’ boyfriend, William Henry Hoehn, 32, was arrested a short time later.
The pair were charged with conspiracy to commit murder, conspiracy to commit kidnapping, and providing false information to law enforcement. However, it’s likely the conspiracy charge will be upgraded to murder in light of Tuesday’s autopsy results.
A criminal complaint revealed that Hoehn and Crews provided police with conflicting explanations as to how they got the baby.
Crews reportedly told officers that she helped LaFontaine-Greywind self-induce her birth at Crews’ apartment on August 19. She said that LaFontaine-Greywind returned two days later to give her the newborn.
However, court documents indicated that Hoehn claimed he came home at 2:30 p.m. August 19 and found Crews cleaning up blood in the bathroom, presenting him with the newborn, and saying, “This is our baby, this is our family.”
The Minneapolis Star Tribune reported that it will take weeks for the Ramsey County Medical Examiner’s Office to present a full autopsy report.
Crews and Hoehn are being held at the Cass County Jail on $2 million bail each.
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