FARGO, N.D. (AP) — The boyfriend of slain Fargo woman Savanna Greywind says DNA tests have confirmed that he and Greywind are the parents of a newborn girl found in the apartment of two people charged in the case.

Ashton Matheny tells The Forum newspaper that legal custody of the baby hasn’t been awarded, but he believes it will happen soon. He said the baby has been in his care for nearly a week.

Neither Matheny nor a family spokesman responded to messages from The Associated Press. Deputy Police Chief Joseph Anderson did not return phone and email messages seeking comment.

Brooke Crews and her boyfriend William Hoehn (HAYN) are charged with conspiracy to commit murder and kidnapping in Greywind’s death. Their lawyers have declined comment. Greywind’s body was found in the Red River.



Fargo  (WDAY)  Ashton Matheny, boyfriend of the slain Fargo woman, Savanna LaFontaine-Greywind, said DNA results have confirmed that he and LaFontaine-Greywind are the parents of the newborn baby found in the apartment of the two suspects charged in the case.

“She’s mine,” he told The Forum on Monday, September, 11, 2017.

Matheny said that legal custody of the baby has not yet been awarded, but he is hopeful that will happen soon. He said the baby has been in his care since last Wednesday.

Matheny and LaFontaine-Greywind named the baby girl Haisley Jo. She was seen publicly for the first time at LaFontaine-Greywind’s funeral on Thursday. Matheny posted two photos of the girl on his Facebook page on Friday and Saturday. He also posted photos to his Snapchat account.

LaFontaine-Greywind, 22, disappeared on Saturday, Aug. 19, after going upstairs in her north Fargo apartment building to help a neighbor who asked her to model a dress that the neighbor was sewing. She never returned.

On Thursday, Aug. 24, police raided the apartment where she was last seen. They found a newborn baby and arrested one of the tenants, Brooke Lynn Crews. Her live-in boyfriend, William Hoehn, was arrested soon after. The suspects said the baby belonged to LaFontaine-Greywind.

The search for LaFontaine-Greywind continued, and her body was found in the Red River on Sunday, Aug. 27. A Ramsey County, Minn., medical examiner found that she had died as a result of “homicidal violence,” though no other details about the autopsy have been released.

Crews, 38, and Hoehn, 32, have been charged with conspiracy to commit murder, conspiracy to commit kidnapping, and providing false information to police. The maximum penalty in the murder charge is life in prison without parole. Both are being held at the Cass County Jail on $2 million bail.