Police are investigating new leads and have narrowed their search for Savanna LaFontaine-Greywind, a pregnant North Dakota woman who was last seen Saturday afternoon.
WDAY reported that a man who lives at the apartment officers searched several times was arrested Wednesday. The neighbor, William Hoehn, was supposedly jailed for failing to pay a fine on a no contact order. He is said to have since paid the fine and has been released.
Authorities noted that Hoehn’s arrest isn’t connected to their investigation. They couldn’t provide additional information on Hoehn’s arrest as it involves an open case. Deputy Chief Joe Anderson did tell the station, however, that there’s no evidence to suggest foul play.
On Wednesday, the Fargo Police Department said their entire investigative team is working to find LaFontaine-Greywind, who is 8 months pregnant. Chief David Todd told The Forum News Service that they are using all their resources to locate the pregnant woman. WDAY reported that the Fargo Fire Department have been searching a nearby river every day.
Grand Forks police were assisting Fargo police in their search Wednesday, canvassing the nearby neighborhood for additional information.
“We are treating it as a criminal investigation and have since Sunday,” Deputy Chief Joe Anderson revealed in an email Wednesday.
Anderson also took the opportunity to debunk claims that they’re actively searching for four men.
“Just let me be clear,” he said. “We are not looking for anyone. We know the whereabouts of the people mentioned in the report.”
As CrimeOnline previously reported, LaFontaine-Greywind, 22, was reported missing Saturday afternoon after she stopped responding to her boyfriend’s texts. The 22-year-old was said to have gone to an upstairs neighbor’s apartment to fit a dress prior to her disappearance.
Now, social media has zeroed in on that neighbor, believed to be Dawn Kirby. A circulating Facebook post has accused Kirby of luring LaFontaine-Greywind upstairs before her disappearance. The post also claimed that Kirby, a registered sex offender, has failed to update her address to where she currently lives.
Dawn Kirby is the female who lured Savanah into her upstairs apartment to "model" a dress for her. Savanah has not been…
“This is a violation and who is watching this woman?” the post detailed. “Now an innocent mom to be is MISSING!”
Speaking with WDAY, Kirby denied living in the North Fargo apartment—and claimed she’s never met the missing woman. She also maintained that she doesn’t know Hoehn.
“I have nothing to do with this, I hope she’s found. I hope she’s safe,” Kirby said.
However, neighbors claimed to have seen Kirby in the building, noting that she goes by different names. They also confirmed that Kirby is not Hoehn’s girlfriend.
“Very bizarre that they’re linking me to this whole thing, when I literally have nothing to do with it,” Kirby commented.
Kirby revealed to The Forum that she voluntarily spoke with Fargo police Wednesday. A woman supposedly living in Hoehn’s apartment told the paper that she didn’t recognize Kirby and claimed to not know her. The reporter also remarked that the woman looked nothing like Kirby.
The landlord told WDAY Wednesday night that the woman who lives in the upstairs apartment is not named Dawn Kirby.
“I feel horrible for the girl. I know nothing,” Kirby told The Forum. “I just don’t want to be judged for this. I’ve been judged enough in my life.”
The 22-year-old is described as 5-foot-4 inches tall, with green eyes and long brown hair, and having tattoos on her right leg and foot. She was last seen wearing a pink shirt, shorts, and Nike slip-on sandals.
Anyone with information about Savanna Lafontaine-Greywind’s whereabouts is urged to call the Fargo Police Department at 701-235-4495.
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