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Family meets newborn that is likely the daughter of homicide victim Savanna Greywind

FARGO – Nearly two weeks after 8-months-pregnant Savanna Greywind disappeared, her boyfriend and parents got to meet the little girl that is likely hers.

Valley News Live reports that Ashton Matheny and Greywind's parents met Haisley Jo, who they say is healthy and "beautiful." The family met the child at a Fargo hospital. 

Greywind's body was discovered by kayakers in the Red River on August 27, wrapped in plastic and duct tape. A preliminary autopsy revealed she was the victim of homicide. Police have not released more details about how she died, or how her baby, who police believe was found alive Thursday with a neighbor in the Fargo apartment where Greywind was last seen, was born.

That neighbor, 38-year-old Brooke Crews, and her boyfriend, 32-year-old William Hoehn, are both charged with conspiracy to commit murder, conspiracy to commit kidnapping and giving false information. In charging documents, prosecutors say Crews admitted taking advantage of Greywind in an attempt to get her baby and possibly keep it as her own.

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A criminal complaint says Crews told police she arranged to have Greywind come to her apartment on Aug. 19 -- the day Greywind was last seen alive -- and told her how to self-induce birth by breaking her own water.

Crews told police that Greywind left, but came back two days later to give her the newborn baby. 

But Hoehn gave a conflicting account. He told police that he came home Aug. 19 to find Crews cleaning up blood in their bathroom.

Hoehn said Crews presented him with an infant baby girl and said: "This is our baby, this is our family."

The couple is being held on $2 million bail.   


Fargo police chief David Todd said Greywind was a "victim of a cruel and vicious act of depravity" and said officials will continue to pursue justice for her.

Greywind was a certified nursing assistant at a West Fargo senior center, reports the Minneapolis Star-Tribune. Her longtime boyfriend has told media outlets the couple was expecting the baby girl Sept. 20, and had already picked out the name Haisley Jo. Police say they are waiting on DNA results to confirm the child found with Crews is Greywind's. The little girl is reportedly in the custody of social services.

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