FARGO, North Dakota — The hunt for a missing pregnant woman took a chilling turn when investigators discovered a newborn infant in a neighbor’s apartment where she was last seen.
Police in Fargo, North Dakota say they believe the baby belonged to 22-year-old Savanna Marie Greywind, who was eight-months pregnant when she was reported missing on Saturday.
They have charged the neighbors, Brooke Lynn Crews, 38, and William Henry Hoehn, 32, with kidnapping. Greywind had last been seen in the couple’s apartment on Saturday having gone there to discuss a sewing project.
Initially, Crews and Hoehn said Greywind had left their apartment after completing the project, but after the baby had been discovered there days later, the pair refused to answer detectives’ questions and lawyered up, police said.
Since Greywind’s disappearance, detectives have conducted numerous searches in the area of her home, and had even checked Crews and Hoehn’s apartment three times, police said.
But after getting a tip, police went back to the apartment on Thursday afternoon and found the newborn infant there. The child appeared to be in good health and was taken to a local hospital.
Police said after Crews and Hoehn refused to answer any more questions about how they got the baby and about Greywind’s whereabouts, they were arrested and charged with conspiracy to commit kidnapping.
Investigators conducted a full forensic examination of the couple’s apartment for traces of Greywind.
In 2012, Hoehn pleaded guilty to fracturing his infant son’s skull. The child recovered.