Newborn found, 2 arrested in Fargo woman's disappearance

Search for woman intensifies after newborn found

FARGO, N.D. - Authorities are asking for the public's help after a newborn baby girl was found in a Fargo apartment where a missing pregnant woman was last seen.

The child was with a woman who was arrested and is currently being questioned by police. A man who was living in the apartment is also in police custody.

Fargo Police Chief Dave Todd said Friday it does not appear the child suffered any abuse. The child was found alive and taken to a local hospital for evaluation. 

Authorities say, "our investigation thus far indicates the probability that this is Savanna Greywind’s child."

Twenty-two-year-old Greywind was last seen on Aug. 19. At that point, she was eight months pregnant. Police say Greywind went to a nearby apartment to help her neighbor, the two suspects currently in custody, with a sewing project and has not been seen since. 

Fargo Police say they received a tip in connection to the missing woman around 2 p.m. Thursday, pointing them to an apartment building on the 2800 block of 9th Street North. The two people living in the apartment had been interviewed previously by police but in two previous searches, nothing was found.

"There is the possibility that the infant was not in the apartment, that it may have been moved to a different location," Todd said. "However, because of the lack of cooperation from our suspects in these interviews that's hard to determine at this time."

Todd said they are still doing forensic testing to determine how the child was born and what evidence may be at that apartment. 

Authorities have been searching the area and the extended neighborhood for any sign of Greywind, using K9s, watercrafts and helicopters. 

Volunteers furnished with maps, bug spray and bottled water were searching areas near the Red River in north Fargo after family and friends of Greywind organized a search. The search included dozens of people who came from the Turtle Mountain Indian Reservation, where Greywind is an enrolled member. Stuart LaFountaine, a member of the tribal board, is asking people to "look into their hearts" and help find Greywind.

Police are asking for the public's assistance. They want residents to check their properties, garages, fenced-in areas or dumpsters that may have clues to Greywind's whereabouts. 

Todd said they're also looking for anyone who might have seen a grayish green Jeep, which belongs to the two people currently in custody, on Saturday (the day Greywind disappeared) or Sunday, to please contact them immediately. The tip line is 701-235-7335. 

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