After a pregnant North Dakota woman was allegedly murdered by her neighbors, her parents and her partner have been comforted by the sight of her child.
Savanna LaFontaine-Greywind, 22, went missing on August 19th after visiting a neighbor’s house in her hometown of Fargo. The police arrested two of her neighbors in connection with the case. William Henry Hoehn, 32, and 38-year-old Brooke Lynn Crews were charged with conspiracy to commit kidnapping after a newborn baby, believed to be LaFontaine-Greywind’s, was found in their apartment. Several days later, LaFontaine-Greywind’s body was found in a river just outside city limits, wrapped in plastic.
Hoehn told police he came home from work on August 19th to see Crews cleaning up blood in her bathroom, holding a baby girl. She allegedly told him, “This is our baby.” Crews maintains that she taught LaFontaine-Greywind how to break her own water, and she left the baby with them.
The baby taken from the neighbors’apartment was put into protective care. Ashton Matheny, Lafontaine-Greywind’s partner, says DNA tests confirmed that the baby was his.
And Norberta Greywind, the mother of the deceased, is certain that the baby is her daughter’s child.
In an interview with Valley News Live, she said that the baby looks just like her daughter. “She is beautiful,” she said.
The couple was able to see their granddaughter, who Matheny and Lafontaine-Greywind had named Haisley Jo, in hospital on August 30th.
Custody of Haisley Jo hasn’t been awarded yet, but Matheny recently told Inforum that she’s been living with him for a week.
He says that he fell in love with her on their first supervised visit in the hospital, when he brought her a rosary and a star quilt.
“It was the best feeling I’ve ever had,” Matheny told The Bismarck Tribune. “I wish Savanna could have been there to enjoy it with me. After all these dark days, she lit my day right up.”
Haisley may not have a mother. But she has a father and grandparents who clearly love her very much.