MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — There are new details Monday afternoon in a disturbing case out of North Dakota.

Two people are now charged with killing their pregnant neighbor. Prosecutors charged Brooke Crews and William Hoehn with kidnapping and murder. They appeared in court Tuesday afternoon.

WCCO’s Susan-Elizabeth Littlefield has new details on this disturbing story.

Savanna Greywind was a glowing mother to be, eight months pregnant, living in Fargo. Her family said she was working on a sewing project when she went to get help from the apartment where Brooke Crews and William Hoehn lived.

A week later, her body was found.

“Kayakers on the Red River found what appeared to be a body-sized object fully wrapped in plastic and in duct tape sticking out it the middle of the river,” Chief Dave Todd said.

What happened has rattled people around the U.S., even the professionals.

“Savannah was a victim of a cruel and vicious act of depravity,” Todd said.

Officers say Hoehn said the day Savanna went missing, he came home to Brook Crews holding Savanna’s baby saying “We have a baby now.” Hoehn said he trashed bloody towels and shoes in a dumpster miles away.

As Savanna’s family and many others searched, officers say Hoehn and Crews would not cooperate. As kayakers found her body, police got another lead. They found what appears to be another crime scene on farmland in Clay County Minnesota.

“I tell you that our hearts are heavy as we mourn the loss of this young lady. As law enforcement through our investigative efforts, we will continue to pursue justice for Savannah,” Todd said.

The good news in all of this: Savanna’s baby is in state custody and is healthy. Forensic experts will work to figure out how the baby was born.


Susan-Elizabeth Littlefield

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