Reward of $5K offered in Minn. missing woman case

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) -- Police have announced a $5,000 reward for information leading to the body of a St. Paul woman missing for more than two months and presumed dead.

The nonprofit St. Paul Police Foundation is putting up the reward for information that helps find Kira Trevino's body.

To motivate volunteer searchers, private donors also have put up a $1,000 reward for whoever finds Trevino's body.

Trevino, a 30-year-old central Wisconsin native, was last seen alive Feb. 21. Her husband, Jeffery Trevino, is charged with second-degree murder in her disappearance.

Kira Trevino's parents on Friday thanked volunteers who have been searching for her body and urged people to keep looking.

Volunteers have been organizing searches each weekend. The St. Paul Pioneer Press reports searchers plan to focus on shorelines this weekend.

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MAPLEWOOD, Minn. (AP) -- Authorities have found nothing in their first open-water search of a Twin Cities lake for the body of a missing woman.

The Ramsey County Sheriff Office's water patrol had a single boat on Keller Lake Tuesday in the search for 30-year-old Kira Trevino of St. Paul.

Sheriff's spokesman Randy Gustafson tells the Star Tribune it was the first time authorities have been on the lake since the ice thawed. He says crews used sonar but were not diving.

Trevino, a central Wisconsin native who was last seen alive Feb. 21, is presumed dead. Her husband, Jeffery Trevino, is charged with second-degree murder in her disappearance.

Civilian searches turned up evidence near the Maplewood lake including a plastic bag. Inside was a pillow that had blood matching Kira Trevino's DNA.


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