NEW INFORMATION: Tipline receives nearly 50 contacts, Kira Trevino still missing

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ST. PAUL, Minn. (WEAU) – Investigators say they’ve received nearly 50 tips on the search for a former UW-Eau Claire student, but still haven’t found her.

St. Paul, MN Police are looking for Kira Trevino, 30. She was last seen February 21 as she left work at the Mall of America in Bloomington, MN. Her husband, Jeffery Trevino, 39, is charged with two counts of Murder in the Second Degree in the case. Investigators believe Kira Trevino is dead.

Police say the tips have come to their tipline from the Twin Cities Metro Area, and from other places. They’ve searched specific places in some cases, and followed vague tips in others.

The tipline was created on March 1. The number is 651-560-3277. Investigators staff it when possible. It also accepts text messages.

ST.PAUL, Minn. (CITY OF ST. PAUL NEWS RELEASE) - Since establishing a tipline for community members to share information in the hopes of finding Kira Trevino, Saint Paul police investigators have followed up on more than 50 leads. Trevino, who was reported missing Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013, is believed to be dead, but investigators have not yet found the 30 year-old Saint Paul woman’s remains.

Tips have come from around the Twin Cities Metro Area and beyond. Investigators have searched specific areas in some cases, when tips included detailed information. In other instances, when even vague information was provided, investigators followed the tip.
As an example, in one case, when a tip led investigators to a set of footprints in an unusual area, it was discovered that the prints belonged to a fox trapper.

With the new snowfall across the state, investigators are asking once again for community members, as they go through the work of removing snow from their properties, to please think about any possibilities of where Trevino’s remains might be concealed. And as community members go through their daily lives, keep a look out for anything out of place or suspicious. Examples of areas might include:

• Nature centers
• Parks
• Wooded areas
• Ponds
• Industrial dumpsters
• Construction site dumpsters or areas
• Low lying areas or gullies that now might be drifted over with newfallen snow

The tipline, 651-560-3277, was established on Friday, March 1, 2013 and continues to be staffed by investigators as is possible. If it is necessary for callers to leave a voicemail, an investigator will follow up on the call within hours. The tipline also accepts text messages.

Any tips are welcome, however, the information would ideally include:
• Nature of the information
• Any pertinent locations connected to the tip
• Any pertinent times connected to the tip
• Any possible contact information for the person leaving the information
o Anonymous tips with specific information are welcome

Investigators have determined that Kira Trevino was last seen alive leaving the Mall of America at 9:18 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013. Over the weekend, Mall of America security noticed an abandoned car, later determined to belong to Kira Trevino.

Hours later, on Sunday morning, Feb. 24, 2013, Kira Trevino’s husband first reported her missing to police. As the investigation into her disappearance progressed, authorities examining Kira’s car and residence, discovered evidence of a violent crime.

The husband, Jeffery Dale Trevino, 39 of Saint Paul, is charged with two counts of murder in the second degree in connection with death of Kira Trevino.

Investigators continue to follow all leads of where Kira or Jeffery Trevino may have been. Police are specifically seeking information on where Jeffery Trevino may have been, between the hours of 9 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013 to 9:45 a.m. Friday, Feb. 22, 2013.

Photos of Kira’s vehicle, a 2006 white four-door Chevy Cobalt with license plate number XCC-572, are attached to this release. Anyone who believes they might have seen this vehicle anywhere within 100 miles of the Twin Cities Metro Area on the Thursday night or Friday morning before her disappearance, is asked to contact the tipline.
Also, anyone who believes they may have seen Jeffery Trevino, described as a white male standing 5-foot, 11-inches and weighing 175 pounds, is asked to contact the tipline.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) -- St. Paul police say they've received good leads from a tip line set up to help find a missing Minnesota woman.

Department spokesman Howie Padilla said Saturday they are following up but haven't yet had any breakthroughs on the location of 30-year-old Kira Trevino, who is believed to be dead.

Her husband Jeffery Dale Trevino was charged Thursday with two counts of second-degree murder after investigators found "copious" amounts of blood in the couple's home. She was last seen Feb. 21 as she left work at the Mall of America.

Police are asking anyone who saw anything between 9 p.m. on Feb. 21 and 10 a.m. the next day within a 100-mile radius of the Twin Cities to call authorities.

The tip line is (651) 560-3277 and accepts text messages.

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