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Neighbors petition to bulldoze apartments where Savanna Greywind lived

Her body was found in the Red River last month.

There's a grassroots effort underway to knock down the apartment building where Savanna Greywind lived until her disappearance and death last month

The building, located on 9th St. N. in Fargo, is also where her accused killers lived.

A petition on Change.org calls the property "a constant menace to the neighborhood" because of frequent police visits, "city code violations," and other problems.

The petition was started over the weekend and has so far gathered over 1,800 signatures. It has a goal of 2,500 signatures.

The plan is to deliver those signatures to the city of Fargo and demand demolition. 

The petition comes after the charging of two building tenants, Brooke Lynn Crews and William Henry Hoehn, with Greywind's death. 

Background

The criminal charges say Greywind, who was eight months pregnant, was reported missing after she went to Crews' and Hoehn's apartment on Aug. 19 and never returned.

Police subsequently checked Crews' and Hoehn's apartment multiple times but found no sign of her there. Several days later, they returned with a search warrant, and discovered an infant girl inside the apartment. 

A few days after that, on Aug. 27, Greywind's body was found in the Red River, wrapped in plastic and duct tape.

The charges say Crews told police she had arranged to have Greywind come to her apartment, and instructed the young woman "on how to self-induce child birth by breaking her own water."

Crews also admitted she had "taken advantage" of Greywind "in an attempt to obtain her child and possibly keep the child as her own."

Meanwhile, Greywind's boyfriend told WDAY on Monday that a DNA test confirmed the baby was indeed his and Greywind's. 

The apartment building

The author of the petition, identified only as "Concerned Neighbor," lays a lot of the blame for the apartment building's problems on its owner, Christopher Allen.

"Owner refuses to do anything to improve the visible looks of the building until the City of Fargo forces him to," the petition says.

Additionally, it accuses Allen of failing to do background checks on his tenants – even though an elementary school sits right across the street. 

"Now the terrible murder of Savanna Lafontaine-Greywind has happened in this building," petitioners add, though it still hasn't been confirmed where the homicide actually took place.

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