Boyfriend Of Slain Fargo Woman Awarded Custody Of Child

Faith Castro
September 13, 2017

Ashton Matheny, boyfriend of the slain Fargo woman, Savanna LaFontaine-Greywind, now has full legal custody of their baby girl, Haisley Jo.

The child had remained in protective custody awaiting results of DNA tests that were conducted to determine whether Matheny and LaFontaine-Greywind were the parents. Crews, 38, and her boyfriend, 32-year-old William Hoehn, have both been charged in connection with Lafontaine-Greywind's death. He left the courthouse with his lawyer to pick up Haisley Jo from Greywind's parents. The suspects said the baby belonged to LaFontaine-Greywind. The baby's grandparents and the baby's father, Ashton Matheny, were able to meet the baby for the first time since Lafontaine-Greywind's body was found.

LaFontaine-Greywind's family said the neighbor had asked her to help her model a dress she was sewing.

Police searched the apartment and then arrested Crews and Hoehn when they found the couple with a newborn baby, who they believed to be the child of missing Savanna. On Thursday, he and her family brought Haisley Jo to her mother's funeral in Fargo, which was attended by hundreds of mourners.

Hoehn, (pictured), told police he came home to their bloodied apartment on August 19 and claimed Crews presented him with the baby girl saying: "This is our baby".

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Mr Matheny told WDAY6: 'I was just overwhelmed with joy'. He visited her twice in a local hospital, and she was placed in his care Wednesday, Sept. 6.

Two people who lived in the building are charged with conspiracy to commit murder and kidnapping.

The search for LaFontaine-Greywind continued, and her body was found in the Red River on August 27.

Crews initially told police Lafontaine-Greywind gave up her baby, but later admitted that she took advantage of the mother in an attempt to take her baby. They were each arrested and held on $2 million bail.

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