Body of missing North Dakota woman found wrapped in plastic, police say

The body of a missing North Dakota woman who was eight months pregnant when she vanished was found on Sunday wrapped in plastic, police said. 

Kayakers first spotted the body of Savanna Greywind, 22, in the Red River east of Harwood just before 6 p.m., Fargo Police Chief David Todd said on Sunday. Todd added the plastic and duct tape-wrapped body was found "hung up on a log," Valley News Live reported.

The body was pulled from the river and was identified as Greywind the same night, police said. An autopsy is being conducted on her body. 

At the same time, a farmstead believed to be a crime scene was being searched because of the "suspicious items" found there, authorities said. They did not specify what the items were in a news conference on Monday, but said the farmstead was abandoned. 

Greywind was last seen in her apartment on Aug. 19. She reportedly went to her neighbor's apartment to help sew, but then vanished. 

"Savanna was the victim of a cruel and vicious act of depravity," Todd said on Monday. 

William Henry Hoehn, 32, and Brooke Lynn Crews, 38, who lived in the apartment where Greywind last visited, were arrested last Thursday and charged with conspiracy to commit murder, conspiracy to commit kidnapping and false information, police said.

Hoehn and Crews could face life in prison if convicted of conspiracy to commit murder. 

Investigators also discovered a "2-day-old healthy baby girl" in the apartment. The infant was taken to a medical facility and they believe she is the daughter of Greywind.

Authorities did not say whether Greywind gave birth naturally or if it was a fetal abduction.