Neighbors oppose demolishing apartment where crime occurred

FARGO (AP) — Nearly 2,000 people have signed an online petition to tear down the apartment building that was home to a pregnant woman kidnapped and later found slain.

But those who live in the building say tearing it down won’t erase the crime. Christopher Miranda tells KVRR the effort would be better focused on putting up a memorial for Savanna Greywind. Balloons, flowers and other items have been placed near the steps of the building in memory of Greywind.

Two people who lived in the building are charged with conspiracy to commit murder and kidnapping. Greywind’s body was found in the Red River.

Police believe Greywind was killed for her unborn child, who survived. Greywind’s boyfriend, Ashton Matheny, says he is the baby’s father and has been caring for her.

Boyfriend of

slain Fargo

woman awarded custody of child

FARGO (AP) — The boyfriend of slain Fargo woman Savanna Greywind has been granted custody of the couple’s infant daughter.

Ashton Matheny said after a closed court hearing Tuesday that the proceedings were emotional and he was excited about the judge’s decision. He said he looks forward to sharing her life with Greywind’s parents. The family issued a statement say they are “enjoying a wonderful shared relationship” caring for the child.

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. Matheny said DNA tests last week confirmed that he and Greywind were parents of the child.

Brooke Crews and her boyfriend William Hoehn (HAYN) are charged with conspiracy to commit murder and kidnapping.