The body of a missing pregnant woman has been discovered just days after her newborn baby was found in her neighbour’s flat.
Savanna Lafontaine-Greywind was eight months pregnant when she went missing on August 19, sparking a search involving hundreds of people.
The 22-year-old’s body was discovered by kayakers on the Red River in North Dakota, on Sunday.
Her body had been wrapped in a plastic bag and dumped in the river, according to reports.
People in the Red River Valley suspected that she may have been the victim of ‘womb raiders’ who forcibly took her baby.
Days earlier, cops had found a healthy newborn baby girl, believed to be Savanna’s child, in one of her neighbour’s apartment.
Authorities are investigating a number of possible scenarios surrounding the incident, including whether Savanna’s child was removed from her womb.
Family members claimed Savannah had gone up to the same neighbour’s flat as she needed a model while sewing a dress, but never came back home.
Police have arrested Brooke Lynn Crews, 38, and William Henry Hoehn, 32, who are said to be residents of that apartment.
They are facing charges of conspiracy to commit kidnapping, reports say.
Authorities are still yet to confirm that the baby that was found was Savanna’s through DNA tests, and the little girl remains in protective custody.
A cause of death has not been established into the young mum’s tragic death and an autopsy will be carried out.