New developments emerge in Savanna Greywind case

Published: Aug. 28, 2017 at 2:52 PM CDT
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Court documents say on August 19th, Fargo police responded to 2825 9th St. North #2 for a report of a missing person.

Norberta Greywind reported that her daughter, Savanna Greywind had gone to apartment #5 around 1:30 pm and never returned. Norberta also told police that her daughter was 8 months pregnant.

Officers checked apartment #5 numerous times and spoke with the residents Brooke Crews and William Hoehn multiple times about Savanna, but were unable to locate her.

Court documents say that additional information obtained during the investigation led officers to conduct a search warrant at 2825 9th St. N. #5 on August 24th. During the execution of that search warrant, an infant was found inside, along with Brooke Crews. Crews was taken into custody shortly after.

Crews was taken to the Fargo Police Department for questioning. William Hoehn was located at work, detained and was also taken for questioning.

Detectives spoke with William who said he got home from work on the 19th and found Brooke Crews cleaning up blood in their bathroom. Hoehn told police that Crews presented him with a baby girl and said, "this is our baby, this is our family". Hoehn admitted to police that he helped remove garbage bags containing bloody towels and his own bloody shoes from the apartment and disposing them in an apartment building dumpster at an unknown location in West Fargo.

Crews told police she arranged to have Savanna come to her apartment on the 19th. Crews stated she instructed Savanna on how to self-induce child birth by breaking her own water. Crews claimed that Savanna left her apartment but returned at 3:30 in the morning on August 21st and gave Crews an infant child.

Crews admitted she had taken advantage of Savanna Greywind in an attempt to obtain her child and possibly keep the child as her own. Crews also stated she had multiple opportunities to turn the child over to law enforcement or the Greywind family but did not, knowing that Savanna was reported a missing person.

On the night of August 27th, Savanna's body was discovered in the Red River encased in plastic bags.

Crews and Hoehn are facing charges including false information to law enforcement, conspiracy to commit murder and conspiracy to commit kidnapping.