Hundreds Gather At Bismarck Capitol To Honor Homicide Victim

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – Native American music and prayers filled the Bismarck Capitol Mall where hundreds of people gathered to honor homicide victim Savanna LaFontaine-Greywind.

Many in the crowd Wednesday evening wore red to honor of indigenous women who are missing and murdered.

LaFontaine-Greywind was eight months pregnant when she disappeared Aug. 19. Her body was found in the Red River eight days later. Police found a newborn believed to be LaFontaine-Greywind’s baby at a neighbor’s upstairs apartment in Fargo. The couple who live in that apartment have been arrested and charged.

Communities across North Dakota are holding vigils for LaFontaine-Greywind, a member of the Spirit Lake Dakota tribe. Another gathering is scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday in New Town. A vigil is also planned for noon on Friday at the tribal office in Fort Yates.

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