FARGO, N.D. — Authorities say a missing North Dakota woman whose body was found in the Red River had been violently killed.

Fargo police announced Tuesday that 22-year-old Savanna Greywind’s cause of death was homicidal violence. Investigators didn’t release further details of a preliminary autopsy on Greywind, who was eight months pregnant when she disappeared earlier this month. She was the subject of intensive searches before her body was found Sunday.

Police found a newborn daughter believed to be Greywind’s in an apartment in the same building where she had lived. Prosecutors have charged the man and woman who lived there with conspiracy to commit murder in what they say was a scheme to take Greywind’s baby.

The child is under the care of social services.

Police spokesman Joseph Anderson declined comment.

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