Infant found, 2 arrested in Fargo woman's disappearance

Updated: 2 p.m. | Posted: 7:05 a.m.

A newborn infant was found in a Fargo apartment building Thursday where a missing pregnant woman was last seen, and police have arrested two people in connection to the case.

Investigators don't know yet whether the infant is the child of 22-year-old Savanna Greywind, who was last seen at her apartment Saturday afternoon. However, the suspects in the case have shared some information.

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"Detective interviews indicate the baby girl is Savanna's baby," Fargo Police Chief David Todd said Friday. "We are doing DNA testing to confirm the identity of the baby. However, testing and results can take several days."

Todd said the suspects, a 32-year-old man and a 38-year-old woman, are not cooperating further with the investigation, and have said nothing about Greywind's whereabouts. They have not been charged but are being held on suspicion of conspiracy to commit kidnapping.

In a previous, videotaped statement, Todd didn't say where the infant was found, only that the child was discovered as officers carried out a search warrant in "the suspect residence." Cass County Court officials said Thursday there were "search warrants in the queue" but nothing had been filed as of the close of court Thursday.

Tarita Silk, a sister-in-law of Greywind's mother, said police informed the family that a "2-day-old healthy baby girl" was taken from the apartment where Greywind lived with her parents, according to KFGO radio. An earlier police search of the apartment came up empty, the station reported.

Todd said his department is receiving help from outside agencies and that officers have used aircraft, watercraft and police dogs in trying to find her. Searches in the Fargo and Grand Forks areas have not been successful so far.

Fargo police are now asking city residents to search their property, garages and dumpsters to help find Greywind.

Silk said some family members were searching an area in Minnesota 30 miles east of Fargo after receiving a tip.

"We just want Savanna to come home. We're prepared for the worst," Silk said. "The biggest thing now is for anybody who has any information ... to come forward."

MPR News editor Sarah Ashworth contributed to this report.