The boyfriend of Savanna LaFontaine-Greywind is speaking out a week after the pregnant woman’s disappearance.
Ashton Matheny told the Grand Forks Herald that he is struggling with coming to terms with the tragic situation—and the possibility that he may never see his girlfriend of six years alive again.
“All I wanted was a life with Savanna and my baby,” he said. “But they took it from me. My world’s gone, man. They took my world from me.”
On Thursday, officers reportedly found a 2-day-old baby girl in the upstairs apartment where the mother-to-be was last seen going into. The couple who lived in the apartment, Brooke Lynn Crews, 38, and William Henry Hoehn, 32, were immediately arrested and charged with felony conspiracy to commit kidnapping.
The missing North Dakota woman is eight months pregnant and is due to give birth—to a baby girl—on September 20. The couple planned to name their daughter Haisley Jo.
However, LaFontaine-Greywind, 22, remains unaccounted for and Matheny said authorities won’t allow him to see the newborn until a DNA test confirms that LaFontaine-Greywind is her mother. Police are reported to have used the missing woman’s toothbrush to obtain a DNA sample.
“It breaks my heart,” he told the local paper. “They’re admitting it’s [our] baby. I guarantee if I saw it I could tell whose child is. It doesn’t matter what I think. They have guidelines and procedures. It’s frustrating, man.”
As Crime Online previously reported, LaFontaine-Greywind disappeared from her North Fargo apartment building Saturday afternoon after trying on a dress for an upstairs neighbor, later identified as Crews. She was reported missing after she stopped responding to texts and calls.
Fargo police noted that their two prime suspects won’t reveal the mom-to-be’s whereabouts. Despite this major setback, authorities say they are diligently working to find the 22-year-old.
“So far, we have conducted searches of 35 locations with connections to our suspects and other locations based on GPS information, all with negative results,” the police department wrote in a Facebook post Saturday. “We will continue to conduct our searches, hoping to find Savanna.”
So far, we have conducted searches of 35 locations with connections to our suspects and other locations based on GPS information, all with negative results. We will continue to conduct our searches, hoping to find Savanna.We are still working on putting together a timeline of where the suspects Jeep has been from Saturday the 19th through Wednesday the 23rd. If you have any information as to where the vehicle may have been seen during this time frame, please call the First Link Tip Line at 701-235-7335.#FindSavanna
Posted by Fargo Police Department on Saturday, August 26, 2017
On Friday, Fargo Police Chief David Todd said they searched a grove and corn field near Dilworth. However, they have yet to reveal what the search turned up. Detectives also gathered surveillance footage from local businesses to ascertain where the suspects were at the time of LaFontaine-Greywind’s disappearance.
Fargo police also announced Saturday that they are still investigating where Hoehn and Crews’ vehicle was between August 19 and 23. The car is described as a brown 1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee four-door with Minnesota plates 876 EPR.
LaFontaine-Greywind 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 concerning Savanna Lafontaine-Greywind’s whereabouts is urged to call the Fargo Police Department’s First Link Tip Line at 701-235-7335.
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