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NEW INFO: Bloody Trail of Evidence Leads to Murder Charge in Wife's Disappearance

By: WSAW Staff Email
By: WSAW Staff Email

UPDATE: 2/28 at 10:51 a.m.

Jeffrey Trevino, 37, is charged with felony second-degree murder in connection with the disappearance of his wife, Kira Trevino Steger. He remains behind bars in the Ramsey County Jail in Minnesota. Bail has been set at $1 million.

The criminal complaint laying out the charges says although Kira Trevino Steger's body has not been found, she is presumed dead because of the large amount of blood that has been found in the investigation of her disappearance.

Through interviews with family and friends of Kira, police learned she and Jeffrey Trevino had been having marital problems, and Kira had been talking about moving out of her home with Jeffrey.

Jeffrey Trevino reported Kira missing to Police Sunday, February 24th. He said he had last seen her 8:30 Friday morning, after the two had a 'date night' Thursday. Police discovered Kira's bank card had last been used at a gas station shortly after 2:00 am Friday. Surveillance video showed a male filling Kira's car with gas and driving away around that time.

Monday morning, Kira's car was located in the back corner of the Mall of America Parking lot. When the vehicle was ordered towed, the tow operator saw blood around the trunk of the car. Police also found a bloody trunk liner a short distance from the car. Surveillance video from the Mall of America showed the vehicle arriving around 9:45 Friday morning. A male threw a trunk liner from the vehicle, and later left in a cab. That cab dropped the male off near the couple's home.

Investigators then searched the couple's home, where they found freshly washed towels and a sweatshirt freshly washed that Jeffrey had been wearing on the 21st. There were also bleach-stained towels in the kitchen, a mop and bucket in the hallway, and a carpet cleaner. A blood splatter was found in the bedroom, and later testing identified 'copious' amounts of blood throughout the bedroom, kitchen, and main hallway.

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UPDATE: 2/27 at 3:32 p.m.

A family friend of Kira Trevino Steger says the public is welcome to attend a prayer vigil in the missing woman's honor on Friday, March 1 from 5-6 p.m. at Bethany Baptist Church. The church is located at 6601 Alderson Street in Weston.

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UPDATE: 2/27 at 9:36 a.m

St. Paul police say Jeffery Trevino is the one who called officers to report his wife missing on Friday. Now he’s in jail on suspicion of homicide.

Investigators say they found evidence in the couple’s home on Iowa Avenue in St. Paul that led to the arrest. Police also say they found evidence in Kira Trevino Stegers’s car.

Jeffery Trevino must be formally charged by 10 a.m. Thursday or be released from custody if the county attorney doesn't file for an extension to keep him in jail.

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UPDATE: 2/26 at 2:41 p.m

The husband of a missing St. Paul area woman, originally from Wausau, has been arrested in connection to his wife's disappearance.

Jeffrey Trevino, 37, is behind bars in the Ramsey County Jail.

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ORIGINAL STORY: 2/25 at 10:56 a.m.

Family and friends of Wisconsin native are asking for help locating a missing woman.

Kira Trevino Steger, 30, now of Plymouth, Minnesota was last seen by her husband on Friday. She has not been seen since. Friends say it would be unusual for her to not keep in contact.

Kira's white 2010 Chevy Cobalt with Minnesota license plates, XCC-572 was found at the Mall of America. Kira works at the Delia's at that location.

According to WCCO -TV, security officers at MOA noticed her car in a parking ramp on the west side of the mall at about 4:55 a.m. Monday and called police.

Authorities canvassed the car and said there was “evidence that concerned investigators,” but they wouldn’t elaborate further on what that meant.

Kira is 2001 graduate of D.C. Everest High School. Her maiden name is Steger.

She's described as having blonde hair, green eyes, 5'4'', and 110 lbs.

Kira has family in Wisconsin.

If you have any information contact the St. Paul Police Department at (651) 291-1111.


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