Body of missing pregnant woman found wrapped in plastic

Posted at 6:21 AM, Aug 28, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-28 06:21:46-04

HARWOOD, ND (KVRR/CNN) – The body of a missing pregnant woman in North Dakota was found and identified Sunday night, more than a week after her disappearance.

Savanna Greywind, who was eight months pregnant, went missing inside her own apartment building on Aug. 19.

Eight days later, Greywind’s body was found by kayakers on the Red River near Harwood, ND.

“At about 5:44 p.m. this evening, kayakers in the river discovered what appeared to be a body-sized object wrapped in plastic in the river, hung up on a log,” Fargo Police Chief David Todd said.

Search parties, often with hundreds of volunteers, had spent the past few days looking for any sign of Greywind. One was just up the road from the location where the body was discovered, Todd says.

“A search party was searching a farmstead right down this road by the bridge. There are some suspicious items in that farmstead that lead us to believe that may be a crime scene,” Todd said.

Family members were immediately notified once the body was identified.

Three days before the discovery of the body, a live infant believed to be Greywind's was found at her neighbors’ apartment. The neighbors, 38-year-old Brooke Crews and 32-year-old William Hoehn, were arrested on suspicion of kidnapping charges.

Police continue to search the area for more answers in the case.

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