Boyfriend of slain Fargo woman awarded custody of their newborn daughter

Henrietta Brewer
September 13, 2017

The boyfriend of a Fargo, North Dakota, woman slain last month while she was eight-months pregnant says DNA tests have confirmed that a newborn found in her neighbor's apartment is their daughter, according to multiple reports.

Lafontaine-Greywind was last seen on August 19 after reportedly visiting her neighbor, Brooke Lynn Crews.

Her boyfriend of seven years, Ashton Metheny, and her parents called the police after she failed to return home following a visit to her neighbours' house. Matheny, along with LaFontaine-Greywind's parents, Norberta and Joe Greywind, saw the baby girl for the first time on August 30.

Calls seeking comment from attorneys for Crews and Hoehn, the Fargo Police Department, the Cass County Social Services, the Cass County District Attorney and a representative for the LaFontaine-Greywind family were not immediately returned.

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. "I would never keep her from them". It is not clear when she will be released from the hospital. They found a newborn baby and arrested one of the tenants, Brooke Lynn Crews.

In a freakish case of "womb raiding", a woman was murdered after her baby was cut out of her womb so another woman can pass it off as her own.

Crews, 38, and Hoehn, 32, have been charged with conspiracy to commit murder, conspiracy to commit kidnapping, and providing false information to police.

Greywind's body was found in the Red River, a few days after her newborn child was found in the apartment of two people charged in the case.

However, Ms Crews initially told police that the victim gave up her baby before allegedly admitting to taking advantage of the woman in an attempt to get her baby. They were each arrested and held on $2 million bail.

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