TIMELINE: Savanna Greywind's Disappearance

Savanna LaFontaine-Greywind Photo: Facebook/Fargo Police Department
Savanna LaFontaine-Greywind

September 28, 2017 03:34 PM

A timeline in the disappearance and subsequent finding of Savanna Greywind:

Saturday, August 19: Twenty-two-year-old Savanna LaFontaine-Greywind was reported missing after visiting a neighbor's apartment to help with a sewing project, according to a Fargo police Facebook post.


Thursday, August 24: A healthy, days-old infant was found in the north Fargo apartment building where Greywind was last seen. 

Police arrested the two occupants of the unit in the building on the 2800 block of Ninth Street North. They were identified as 38-year-old Brooke Lynn Crews and 32-year-old William Henry Hoehn, and they were arrested on probable cause felony conspiracy to commit kidnapping charges.

The baby was placed in protective custody.

Saturday, August 26: A search for Greywind continued in earnest. It included multiple agencies and volunteers, as well as special K-9s out of Minneapolis that are trained to track and locate placenta. 

Sunday, August 27: Fargo police said authorities had located Greywind's body in the Red River. Her body was found wrapped in what appeared to be plastic near 90th Avenue North and 15th Street north of Moorhead. Investigators found suspicious objects at a nearby farmstead that led them to believe a crime had occurred, according to ABC affiliate WDAY in Fargo.

Monday, August 28: Authorities released alleged details regarding Greywind's disappearance and death, saying she was "the victim of a cruel and vicious act of depravity."

A criminal complaint filed Monday revealed Crews and Hoehn offered differing accounts as to what happened in the case. They were charged with conspiracy to commit murder, conspiracy to commit kidnapping and providing false information to authorities, and made their first court appearance. 

Meanwhile, Greywind's family and friends -- as well as many who didn't know her --  held a candlelight vigil Monday night to pray and honor her life. One police officer estimated 500 were on hand to remember her.

Tuesday, August 29: Fargo police said preliminary autopsy results show Savanna LaFontaine-Greywind's death was the result of homicidal violence, but were unable to release further details.

The department posted on its Facebook page Tuesday that it had received the preliminary results from the Ramsey County Medical Examiner's Office.

ABC Fargo affiliate WDAY reports Ashton Matheny was able to visit newborn infant Haisley Jo for the first time.

Thursday, Sept. 7: Around 1,000 people were on hand for Greywind's funeral in Fargo

Weekend of Sept. 8: Greywind's boyfriend, Ashton Matheny, confirmed DNA results show he and Greywind are the parents of the newborn infant found in the apartment of the two individuals who have been charged in the case.

"She's mine," WDAY reported Matheny told the Fargo Forum.

Wednesday, Sept. 13: Matheny reported he gained full legal custody of their daughter, baby Haisley Jo.

Matheny gained custody after a judge dismissed an order to place the baby in Cass County Social Services protective custody.

Sunday, Sept. 17: It was reported United Tribes of North Dakota planned to send a letter to North Dakota's congressional delegation. The letter seeks justice for Greywind's family and for the families of missing and murdered American Indian women.

Thursday, Sept. 27: The two people charged in connection to Greywind's death. Crews and Hoehn, entered not guilty pleas according to ABC-affiliate WDAY via Forum News Service

An attorney for Crews entered the plea on his client's behalf during an arraignment. Hoehn also entered a not guilty plea in lieu of an Oct. 5 court appearance, according to the report.



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