FARGO, N.D. — Hundreds of mourners, many of them wearing red shirts, gathered to remember a Fargo woman whose body was found three days after authorities recovered a newborn baby believed to be hers.
The funeral Thursday for 22-year-old Savanah Greywind included Native American songs and prayer and tributes from Spirit Lake Tribal Chairwoman Myra Pearson and Fargo Mayor Tim Mahoney.
Pearson said she couldn’t find the words to express what happened, but says it has brought communities together and she believes “something great is going to come out of this.” Mahoney said the entire community lost a daughter.
The red shirts are meant to honor Greywind and other indigenous women killed or missing.
A private burial ceremony was planned later Thursday.
Two of Greywind’s neighbors are charged with murder and kidnapping.