Police Announce $5,000 Reward in Kira Trevino Steger Case

By: WSAW Staff Email
By: WSAW Staff Email

UPDATE: 5/3 at 4;05 p.m.

The mother of missing D.C. Everest grad says a $5,000 reward is being offered for information that leads police to her daughter's body.

Marcie Steger says the reward is being offered by the St. Paul Police Foundation, a nonprofit. The announcement was made Friday during a press conference in St. Paul.

Private donors have also put up a $1,000 reward for the person who finds Steger Trevino's body, in an effort to motivate volunteer searchers.

According to a Saint Paul newspaper a search is planned this Saturday at 11 a.m. at Drifter's Bar & Grill, 4455 64th St. E., Inver Grove Heights. Volunteers are invited to attend.

Volunteers also will distribute flyers about the case to bait shops, marinas and boat launches.

Police ask anyone with information on the case to call their tip line at 651-560-3277.

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UPDATE: 4/30 at 3:37 p.m.

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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UPDATE: 4/26 at 12:47 p.m.

Private donors have collected a $1,000 as incentive for searchers. The money will be given to the person that finds Kira's body, according to Minneapolis area television station.

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UPDATE: 4/25 at 3:32 p.m.

It's now been more than two months since a former D.C. Everest grad living in Minnesota was last seen, but in no way has her case gone cold.

Kira Trevino Steger was reported missing on Sunday, Feb. 24 and is believed to be dead based on the amount of blood found in her home and vehicle.

Her husband, Jeffrey Trevino, 39, has been charged with two counts of second-degree murder in her disappearance, after investigators found evidence of a violent crime.

Thursday, a Twin Cities based newspaper says police have received a new tip are beginning to search the Mississippi river near South St. Paul and Newport, Minnesota. At this time, police are not explaining the details of the new lead.

Searches have been every weekend since Kira's disappearance.

The Pioneer Press newspaper says searching will be taking place this weekend, April 27 and 28 at the following locations.

-- -- Saturday, 10 a.m., Harriet Island/Lilydale Regional Park, 200 Dr. Justus Ohage Blvd., St. Paul. The group will meet at Harriet Island and move east through Lilydale.

-- Saturday, 2 p.m., Hidden Falls-Crosby Farm Regional Park, 2560 Crosby Farm Road, St. Paul.

-- Sunday, 11 a.m., Fort Snelling State Park, 101 Snelling Lake Road, St. Paul.

-- Sunday, 2 p.m., Minnehaha Park, 4801 S. Minnehaha Park Drive, Minneapolis.

Police ask anyone with information on the case to call their tip line at 651-560-3277.


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