Brooke Crews and William Hoehn have been charged for the murder of Savanna Greywind
Greywind was eight-months pregnant when she went missing on August 19
Kyakers found Greywind’s body in Red River on Sunday
Crews was found on Thursday with what is believed to be Greywind’s infant
A judge gave Crews and Hoehn a $2 million bail
On August 19, 22-year-old Savanna Greywind went missing in Fargo, North Dakota. Greywind was eight-months pregnant at the time of her disappearance, making the situation that much more dire.
A week after she went missing, Greywind’s body was found by kayakers in Red River, which borders Minnesota and North Dakota. According to Chief Dave Todd, Greywind’s body was wrapped in plastic, and there was duct tape sticking out of the river.
Brooke Crews and William Hoehn, Greywind’s neighbors, face charges of conspiracy to commit murder, conspiracy to commit kidnapping and giving false information in relation to the death. A judge gave the couple a $2 million bail after prosecutors said they were looking at travel sites online to flee the city. Neither entered a plea in a court hearing on Monday.
This Is Our Baby This Is Our Family
Crews told police that she arraigned to have Greywind come to her apartment on August 19, the last day she was seen alive. During that visit, Crews told Greywind how to self-induce birth by breaking her own water.
Crews claimed that Greywind came back to the apartment two days later and gave her the newborn baby. Hoehn claims that he came home and found Crews cleaning up blood in their bathroom.
Hoehn says that Crews showed him a newborn baby girl and stated, “This is our baby, this is our family.” Police found Crews with an infant believed to be Greywind’s on Thursday. The infant is reported to be healthy and in state custody at the moment. Hoehn and Crews were arrested but refused to cooperate with the police search for Greywind.
Hoehn told police he assisted in removing bags of bloody towels and his bloody shoes from the apartment and disposed of them in an apartment building dumpster in West Fargo.
It was reported that Crews took advantage of Greywind in hopes of taking her unborn child and raising the girl as her own. Crews allegedly admitted that she had multiple opportunities to turn the infant into the police or Greywind’s family, even after she knew the young mother was missing.
Clay County, Minnesota
In neighboring Clay County, Minnesota, police are searching a farmstead after the owners of the property found “suspicious items.” The area may be a crime scene, and police are not speculating on where Greywind was murdered.
Officials did say it was appropriate to charge the two with conspiracy to commit kidnapping and murder. A conspiracy charge requires an agreement between more than one person to commit a crime. The farmstead, which is said to have been abandoned for the last twenty to thirty years, is being processed, and the property owner is said to be cooperating with police.
History Of Abuse
Crews and Hoehn have been living together for roughly three years. Hoehn was arrested last year for pushing Crews into the bathtub at the same apartment where Greywind was last seen. Hoehn was charged with misdemeanor domestic assault and spent 30 days in jail over the incident.
In 2012, Hoehn was convicted of felony child abuse after his infant son suffered skull fractures while in his care.