A newborn infant found in Fargo, North Dakota, on Aug. 24, is believed to be the baby of a missing woman.
The missing mother is 22-year-old Savanna LaFontaine-Greywind, who was last seen at her apartment on Aug. 18, reports the Daily Mail.
Savanna's mother, Norberta LaFontaine-Greywind, told The Duluth News-Tribune that her daughter went to help an upstairs neighbor who needed a model while sewing a dress, but she never returned.
"I immediately knew something was wrong because her car is here," her mother said. "She's eight months pregnant. Her feet were swollen, so she wouldn't have taken up walking like that. There was pizza here that she hadn't eaten. She would not just leave that lady's apartment and go somewhere."
Tarita Silk, a sister-in-law of Savanna's mother, said police informed the family that a "two-day-old healthy baby girl" was taken from the apartment where she lived with her parents, KGFO reports.
Two people have been arrested in connection with her disappearance.
William Hoehn, 32, and Brooke Crews, 38, were detained and interviewed after a search warrant was carried out at their Fargo apartment, where the newborn was found.
The two live at the same apartment building where Savanna vanished.
In a videotaped statement, Fargo Police Chief Dave Todd said police had no new information about Savanna's whereabouts.
"We ask people to be patient with us because this is at a critical juncture of the investigation and we want to make sure we're as thorough as possible so that we can give the correct answers to all the questions that people have," he said.
Todd said his department is receiving help from outside agencies and that officers have used aircraft, watercraft and police dogs in an effort to find her.
Searches in the Fargo and Grand Forks areas have turned up nothing, but police say a new search will be conducted in Fargo and Moorhead on Aug. 25.
On Aug. 24, family members and friends searched the Buffalo River State Park east of Moorhead, but found nothing.
Silk said some family members were also searching an area in Minnesota 30 miles east of Fargo.
In statement released Aug. 24 on Facebook, police said that investigators have spoken to Savanna's family, boyfriend, neighbors, employer, and "anyone the family has mentioned as a friend."
"We just want Savanna to come home," she said. "We're prepared for the worst. The biggest thing now is for anybody who has any information to come forward."
The Greywind family is offering a $7,000 reward for information that leads to solving the case.
A candlelight vigil and prayer service was held in downtown Fargo, reports KVRR. Members of the church the Greywinds attend joined other Fargo residents in prayers and drumming.
Hoen and Crews face charges of conspiracy to commit kidnapping, a Class A felony.