August 28, 2017 03:15 PM
Fargo's police chief said 22-year-old Savanna LaFontaine-Greywind, whose body was discovered in the Red River Sunday night, suffered a brutal fate.
"Savanna was the victim of a cruel and vicious act of depravity," Fargo Police Chief David Todd said at a press conference Monday morning.
Authorities say the suspects in the disappearance and death of the pregnant Greywind are scheduled to appear in court Monday afternoon.
Brooke Lynn Crews, 38, and William Henry Hoehn, 32, who lived in the same building, are expected to be charged with conspiracy to commit murder, conspiracy to commit kidnapping and providing false information to authorities.
The conspiracy to commit murder charge carries a maximum sentence of life in prison without parole. The conspiracy to commit kidnapping charge is punishable by up to 20 years in jail and a sizeable fine. The false information charge is a misdemeanor punishable by up to a year in prison.
The 8-month pregnant Greywind went missing Saturday, Aug. 19, after her family said she agreed to help a fellow apartment tenant fit a dress. Police arrested Crews and Hoehn Thursday after discovering what is believed to be Greywind's 2-day-old baby.
Though authorities said at Monday's press conference that the baby's parents have not yet been positively identified.
Police said kayakers on the Red River found a body wrapped in plastic and duct tape against a tree near 90th Avenue North and 15th Street north of Moorhead. That body was determined to be Greywind's.
The body has been sent to the Ramsey County Medical Examiner's Office in St. Paul for an autopsy. The baby remains in protective custody.
Police said Monday the manner in which the baby was delivered has yet to be determined.
Authorities said Monday that citizens searching an abandoned farmstead near where Greywind's body was discovered had found suspicious items, leading authorities to focus their search there. The farmstead is being considered a crime scene.
Police also said they have not had any indication of any other suspects involved in the crime.
Updated: August 28, 2017 03:15 PM
Created: August 28, 2017 11:48 AM
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