This is our baby: Couple charged in connection with pregnant woman s murder, taking her child


Savanna LaFontaine-Greywind was supposed to give birth to a baby girl in September. She and her boyfriend had just signed a lease on a new apartment where they would live with their daughter, who they had decided to call Haisley Jo. But the couple’s plans did not go as planned. The girl was born weeks early, in what Fargo Police Chief David Todd had described as a “cruel and vicious act of depravity” committed against the mother and her child. LaFontaine-Greywind is dead; her body was spotted this weekend in a river in another state, hanging on a log, heavily wrapped in plastic and duct tape, police said. Her baby was not with her; instead, the child was found in her neighbors’ apartment.Court documents shed some light into what authorities believe happened inside the Fargo, N.D., apartment, where relatives say LaFontaine-Greywind went the afternoon of Aug. 19 and never returned home. The two tenants, charged in connection with the young woman’s death, have since given conflicting statements to investigators.William Hoehn, 32, said he came home from work at about 2:30 p.m. that day to find Brooke Crews, 38, cleaning blood in their bathroom. Then, she showed him an infant girl. [A pregnant woman vanished. Her baby was found alive — while her body was spotted in a river.] “This is our baby, this is our family,” she told him, according to a probable cause affidavit. About an hour earlier, LaFontaine-Greywind had told her family she was going to her neighbors’ apartment to help with a sewing project, police said. She left behind her wallet and a newly ordered pizza, her mother told the Duluth News Tribune. Her family later reported her missing. In his interview with police, Hoehn admitted he threw away garbage bags carrying bloody towels and his bloody shoes into a dumpster somewhere in the neighboring city, the affidavit said.