UPDATE: Prosecutors Granted More Time in Trevino Case

By: WSAW Staff
By: WSAW Staff
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UPDATE: 5/15 at 5:36 p.m.

Jeffrey Trevino's trial has since been delayed until July after gathering new evidence in the case. He is the man charged with murdering his wife, Wausau native, Kira Trevino Steger.

Prosecutors updated the criminal complaint against Jeffrey after Kira's body was found in the Mississippi River last week.

Investigators say they found divorce papers in Kira Trevino Steger's purse. The complaint also says Kira complained about her marriage to friends and family.

The new information also reveals Kira was looking to move out of the home the two shared by April and had been searching for a new apartment for herself.

Jeffrey Trevino has been charged with two counts of second-degree murder.

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UPDATE: 5/10 at 1:32 p.m.

According to Minnesota newspaper, Ramsey County prosecutors have filed a motion to seek more time to analyze new evidence in the Kira Trevino Steger case.

Steger's body was discovered in the Mississippi River Wednesday afternoon, about four miles from her home. A cause of death hasn't been determined.

Kira's father, Jay Steger tells the Pioneer Press newspaper he was not sure when the medical examiner's office will release the body. He says Kira will be buried in Wausau.

Jay Steger says he and Kira's mother, Marcie, will help this weekend with the searches of two other missing Twin Cities women; Danielle Jelinek, 28, of Oakdale and Mandy Matula, 24, of Eden Prairie, as a way to pay it forward to those who help in the searches to find Kira.

Kira's husband, Jeffrey Trevino has been charged with her death. His trial is expected to begin May 28.

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ORIGINAL STORY: 5/9 at 3:26 p.m.

The Saint Paul Police Department says the body pulled Mississippi River in Saint Paul is that of Kira Trevino Steger.

According to St. Paul newspaper, a passerby noticed the body floating in the water around 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday. Firefighters were able to retrieved it near the Robert Street bridge, on the south side of the river.

Steger had been missing since Feb. 21. Her husband, Jeffrey Trevino has been charged with her death and remains behind bars.

Steger, a DC Everest grad has been presumed dead.

Civilian searches haven taken place every weekend since her disappearance. Searchers turned up evidence near a Maplewood lake including a pillow that had blood matching her DNA.


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