AN AMERICAN woman charged over the grisly murder of a pregnant neighbor and the kidnapping of her baby was married to an Australian who said that she was obsessed by serial killers.
Brooke Lynn Crews, 38, was indicted in August in the context of the death of the Savannah Greywind, 22 years old, whose body was found wrapped in plastic in the Minnesota river.
The grim discovery of Ms Greywind’s body, which showed signs of â€œhomicidal violenceâ€, came a few days after she was last seen alive, in the apartment of Crews and his partner William Hoehn.
Ms Greywind health, days-old baby boy was then found in the apartment of a couple in the Fargo, North Dakota, and they have both been accused of conspiracy to commit murder, kidnapping and providing false information to the police.
The crew has not entered a plea of guilty to the charge, but it is now scheduled for a change of plea hearing Monday. Previously, she told police Ms Greywind gave him the baby voluntarily after it has contributed to induce the baby.
But Hoehn, 32, told investigators that he arrived at the apartment to find the bathroom full of blood and the Crew holding a baby, saying: â€œThis is our baby. It is our family.â€
Court Documents state Hoehn admitted the removal of the garbage bags containing bloody towels and his own bloody shoes from the apartment and dispose of them in an apartment to the dumpster.
Brooke Crews told police of the Savannah Greywind has abandoned her baby.
William Hoehn said Crews told him: â€œThis is our baby. It is our family.â€
The Police has not revealed the exact injuries sustained by Ms. Greywind, other than to say that it was â€œhomicidal violenceâ€.
The case made headlines around the world â€” and now new.com.the au can reveal the Australian link to the case.
Before Ms Greywind of the murder, the Teams have left the united States to Australia to marry a man in the Blue Mountains, New South Wales, who she had met on a dating site Tagged.
Andrew Murray, a leader of Katoomba, have said that they recognize each other online and she moved to Australia in February 2012. â€œWe finally get together and marry,â€ he said nouvelles.com.de the au.
The trip was the third of the Teams were from Australia, after previous visits in 2010 and 2011.
The marriage only lasted a matter of months before she returns to the united states in October 2012. Mr. Murray said that the relationship fell apart when it was discovered that she had lied about her past, including the fact she had children and had been married before.
And then things took an unpleasant turn, when she began to threaten him, ” he said. All in all, there are six months and 10 days from the moment she arrives until she was gone.
â€œIt was all lies, it was based on lies,â€ he said. â€œI didn’t know she was married, in America, didn’t know she had children, and then it all started to come. And I said, ” look, I want you to go home and be a mother to your children.”â€
He said that she was obsessed with true crime. â€œShe has studied psychology and nursing and is doing his thesis on serial killers. She was always reading books on serial killers and murders, and could you say something about them.â€
The savannah Greywind was looking forward to being a mother, her family say.
The body of the Savannah Lafontaine-Greywind, 22 years old, was found in a river.
Mr. Murray said Crews told him that she lost a baby in 2011, and has been unable to have children as a result of the miscarriage. â€œAs time went on, she seemed to get more and more aggressive. â€œAnd when I told him to go to the home to be a mother to her children she began to speak to his ex and other things … to be honest, I thought that she might try to obtain custody of his children or of right of visit and then [escape] across the state lines.â€
â€œShe started getting nasty and saying that the police wanted to talk to me,â€ he said. â€œSo I went there and said: “I understand that you want to talk to me.” I gave them my driving licence [because] I had nothing to hide.â€
Brooke Lynn Crews NSW driving licence. Photo: HPR
Brooke Lynn team is in front of the court again Monday.
The officer denied that they were investigating him, but said that it was clear that something was wrong. â€œI told them all,â€ he said. â€œI showed them text messages that say that the police was looking for me … I have the immigration formalities at the left with fake names on it … When we were first married, she used the name Team of her maiden name and not her maiden name.â€
He began to dig into his past and discovered that she had been lying. She was furious when he confronted her.
â€œShe was just really aggressive and angry that I had found the things. This is when she started to threaten me with the police. I thought, â€˜I’m not afraid of you, I’ve done nothing wrong.â€™â€
It was clear that she had lived a double life. When she went back to the States, they have talked for two weeks thereafter.
â€œI was thinking, move more and give it a go and once she got back to America, she just seemed to be really bad,â€ he said.
He never imagined that she could be violent and was â€œhumiliatedâ€ when he Googled his name and discovered the allegations made against it.
â€œI couldn’t believe it, to be honest. I had expressed my concerns about his mental state … but was not expecting it.
â€œIt shocked me to the bone. It has been five years, and I had closed a lot of things, but a lot of stuff coming.â€
When he saw her picture, he thought she had been charged on drink-driving or drugs, â€œor something stupid like that.â€
â€œBut then I saw what it was. I had to go make myself a coffee, and then go back and look at what I’ve read it again.â€
She told him that she was going to send divorce papers, but they never arrived, and Mr. Murray then went to the Births, Deaths and marriages and had the marriage annulled.
â€œIt had been unlawful. The crew was not her maiden name and she had falsified their immigration papers.â€
After leaving Australia, he was so worried about his erratic behavior, he contacted the police both here and in Fargo in the US alert.
â€œI rang the police in the state of North Dakota, a night. They just did not care. I also went to Sydney and spoke to the police about the falsified information. They said they were going to turn it over to the federal police.â€
Mr. Murray was angry because he said that he would have spent was preventable. â€œMaybe something could have been done.â€
It has been estimated that the miscarriage in 2011 may be the the factor in a factor of â€œruptureâ€.
The crews have written letters to her future husband Australian.
Brooke Lynn Crews immigration document
It was the last he heard of it, until a Google search revealed the shock of the crimes with which she had been entrusted. He recognized his wife at once from media reports. â€œBut it does not look like the way she used to. She looked depressed and dishevelled, from the photos I’ve seen, so it was a happy, bubbly person.â€
Mr. Murray now believes that he was lucky to trust his instincts. â€œA few people have said that to me. I’ve only told a few people and they said the same thing.â€
It has never been physical, or the threat of violence, however. â€œIt was mainly, “I’m going to get the police on you, notâ€™ I’ll kill you,” he said.
He never spoke to any of her parents and she fell out with her family. â€œIt was good at first, but then he soured,â€ he said. â€œHe made me turn against the whole world.â€
IN HIS OWN WORDS
Old journal entries written by the Crew and obtained by means of a magazine in Fargo reveal what she was thinking in the days that preceded his arrival in Australia.
She had just been arrested for attacking her husband Carl Crews with a knife. In an affidavit for custody of their two children, he writes that she often ran from his problems, and he cited the travel to Australia as an example.
His wife, however, denied that she ran away from new south wales to escape the assault charge. In the journal, she writes of taking the decision to leave just before Christmas 2011, a month before the alleged attack.
â€œMy vote is Designed, but it is a double-edged sword,â€ she wrote, referring to Mr. Murray, has been reported to HPR. â€œI can better respond to the needs of the family in the united states. At the same time, none of us wants to be in the UNITED states.â€
A calendar she kept in Australia had a note that read, â€œI love Andrewâ€ with an exclamation point and a heart. Next to it was a note saying that they planned to honeymoon in the Fiji islands.
â€œTime is running out for me to take a leave Oz and head back to the States for a bit. I think at the time that I spent here, and I am amazed to see how different I am now compared to when I arrived … I realize how hard my life is on the point of becoming so, and surprisingly, I’m ready to deal with it.â€
William Hoehn, right, appears with his attorney, Daniel James Borgen, during a hearing this week.
She returned to Fargo, and became locked in a bitter custody fight over the children. She returned to Australia once more before finally returning to new to the united states in 2015. Soon after, she left Australia for the last time, she met Hoehn, who was recently convicted of child neglect and abuse.
Another previous lover, Aaron Edwards, had a child with Crews in 1995. She still owes him thousands of dollars in unpaid child support, and he had no idea where she was until her arrest.
He said of the news.com.at his Florida home, he and his daughter were stunned by the accusations.
â€œWhen my daughter was around 14, Brooke found her on Facebook. I spoke to him to let him know that I did not like that they would talk the talk, but was going to let my daughter make that choice because it was his mother.
â€œBefore this, it was probably years of not hearing from her at all.â€
Then, there was nothing.
â€œShe may have had a brief contact with her on Facebook a few years ago, but there has been no other contact than this.â€
Fargo police a statement in relation to the Savannah Lafontaine-Greywind1:33
An American woman has been charged over the murder of a pregnant woman neighbour of the Savannah Lafontaine-Greywind and the kidnapping of her baby. Courtesy: Fargo Police DeptOn December 8, 20176 hours/display/newscorpaustralia.com/Web/NewsNetwork/Network News/World/