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NEW INFORMATION: Lake search finds no sign of missing Minn. woman

By: WEAU Staff Email
By: WEAU Staff Email

MAPLEWOOD, Minn. (AP) -- Authorities searched a Maplewood lake but found no signs of a missing St. Paul woman presumed dead.

Divers searched Keller Lake Tuesday for the body of Kira Trevino. Police say cadaver dogs gave a sign of a possible cadaver scent on the lake's west side but the search wrapped up that afternoon with nothing found.

Volunteers turned up something of interest during a search of Keller Regional Park last weekend for clues in Trevino's disappearance. Police have not disclosed what it was.

The 30-year-old central Wisconsin native disappeared Feb. 21. Her husband, Jeffery Trevino, has been charged with her murder after large amounts of blood were found in their home.

Police say it was the first time divers were used in the case.

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ST. PAUL, Minn. (WEAU) – Crews investigating the disappearance of Kira Trevino continued their search at Keller Lake in Maplewood Tuesday.

A St. Paul Police spokesman told KARE-TV in Minnesota that an “item of interest” was found in the park last weekend, and officers are now following up on leads. Investigators say they received a tip from someone who saw two men struggling and dragging something in the area the night the 30-year-old former UW-Eau Claire student vanished.

Her husband, Jeffery Trevino, is charged with Murder in the Second Degree in the case. Her body has not been found.

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ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) -- Police say they welcome any citizen searches for clues in the disappearance and presumed death of a St. Paul woman.

Authorities, family members, friends and even strangers searched this past weekend at Keller Regional Park for any evidence that could lead them to Kira Trevino. The 30-year-old woman disappeared Feb. 21. Her husband, Jeffery Trevino, has been charged with her murder after large amounts of blood were found in their home.

St. Paul Police Sgt. Paul Paulos says "the more eyes out searching the better." Paulos said Monday investigators have followed up on at least 100 leads in the case so far.

A group of people also searched Crosby Lake Park in St. Paul over the weekend because it isn't far from the Trevino home.
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ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) -- A Minnesota judge has refused to reduce the $1 million bail for a St. Paul man accused of killing his wife, whose body has not been found.

Defense attorney John Conard argued the high bail was unreasonable and that Jeffery Trevino wasn't a flight risk because he has family in the area. But, Assistant County Attorney Richard Dusterhoft told the judge Thursday that calls made by Trevino from jail indicated he wanted to flee if he was released.

Trevino is charged with two counts of second-degree murder in the disappearance and death of 30-year-old Kira Trevino, a central Wisconsin native.


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