One of the suspects in the death and disappearance of a pregnant North Dakota woman allegedly had an unusual interaction with another mom, in an exchange that possibly speaks to the motive in the disappearance, People magazine reports.
Brooke Lynn Crews—who was arrested after pregnant woman Savanna Greywind, 22, went missing and a newborn child believed to be Greywind’s was discovered in Crews’s apartment—may have met another new mom, Roxane Cartwright, in 2016.
Cartwright, her husband, and her four children were eating at a Fargo restaurant when a woman they believed to be Crews approached her, she said.
The woman kept looking at Cartwright’s young daughter and acting like she wanted to hold her. “She’s exactly what I want,” the woman allegedly said.
“That’s my sister, Sofia,” Cartwright said her son told the woman, who replied “‘Sofia,’ that’s the name. That’s exactly what I want.”
“Her eyes were huge,” Cartwright said. “She was fixated on my daughter.”
Cartwright was unnerved by the encounter and put herself between the woman and her daughter, going as far as to pretend to breastfeed the baby girl in the hopes that the woman would leave her alone.
Greywind, a member of the Spirit Lake Dakota tribe, was eight months pregnant at the time of her disappearance. Her body was discovered found wrapped in plastic and duct tape in Minnesota’s Red River.
Crews, 38, and her partner, William Henry Hoehn, 32, were charged in Greywind’s death after Hoehn was found by police mopping up blood in his bathroom. Crews was allegedly holding the newborn girl at the time.