The search for the Savanna Greywind, 22, ended after eight days when her body was discovered in the North Dakota river, wrapped in plastic and her infant child missing.
According to an article in the New York Post, authorities questioned whether ‘womb raiders’ forcibly removed the child then killed Greywind.
During an interview with Minneapolis Star late Sunday, Fargo Police Chief David Todd said the victim’s body was found hanging from some timber by some kayakers on the Red River. Todd also admitted that some suspicious material was found at a nearby ranch.
Greywind, who worked at a senior care facility, went missing on August 19. A newborn baby was found at the neighbor’s house five days later.
After a DNA test showed that Greywind was the mother, detectives suspected that the baby may have been removed by purposely inducing labor.
The victim’s parents claim that she went to visit the neighbors, William Hoehn, 32, and Brooke Crew, 38, to help on a sewing project and never returned.
Almost 400 people searched for Greywind, including Jewel Azure and her mother.
“It’s shocking because I knew her as a childhood friend,” said Azure. “It’s so sad. It seems like something you’d see on a crime show. Everything about it just horrific.”
Both, Crews and Hoehn have been taken into custody and is set to make their first court appearance Monday, August 28.