Fargo cops: Greywind died by 'homicidal violence'

Savanna Greywind
Savanna Greywind
Courtesy Fargo PD and Greywind family

Preliminary findings from the autopsy of Savanna Greywind show the 22-year-old Fargo, N.D., woman died from "homicidal violence," Fargo police said Tuesday.

Greywind, who'd been eight months pregnant, was last seen at her Fargo, N.D., apartment Aug. 19. Authorities in Fargo and Moorhead, Minn., launched an intensive search for her after police found a newborn baby and arrested Brooke Lynn Crews and William Henry Hoehn. The pair indicated to police that the infant was Greywind's but would not answer questions about her whereabouts.

Kayakers on Sunday discovered Greywind's body wrapped in plastic and duct tape in the Red River.

North Dakota prosecutors have filed murder conspiracy and kidnapping conspiracy charges against Crews and Hoehn. Investigators are also probing an abandoned northwestern Minnesota farmstead as a possible crime scene.

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"Savanna was the victim of a cruel and vicious act of depravity," Fargo Police Chief David Todd told reporters Monday.

While Fargo police on Tuesday disclosed the initial findings of the Ramsey County Medical Examiner, officials said they were unable to release the specific details of Greywind's death, or how the baby was born.

DNA tests are pending to determine if the baby is indeed Greywind's.

No other details were expected to be released as the investigation continues.