Kira Trevino's body found in Mississippi River [UPDATE]

Categories: Homicide Files
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Kira Trevino, pictured at left with her husband Jeffrey, was last seen on February 21.
-- Update at bottom --

More than two months after she disappeared, Kira Trevino has been found.

FROM MARCH: Jeffrey Trevino plotted to leave country after posting bail, prosecutors say

Her body was found yesterday in the Mississippi River, St. Paul police confirmed during a news conference this afternoon.

Police didn't disclose any information about her cause of death or where she was placed in the river, but they did say she was found on the south side of the Mississippi River near the Robert Street bridge in St. Paul.

Her husband, Jeffrey Trevino, was charged with second-degree murder in late February. Shortly after her disappearance, a copious amount of Kira's blood was found in the home she shared with Jeffrey, along with evidence Jeffrey attempted a coverup. His trial is set to begin later this month.

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Kira's body, as you'd expect, was in very bad shape when it was discovered two days ago, according to court documents.

The Pioneer Press, citing the documents, reports that Trevino's body, which was found naked, had a head wound, a broken finger, bruising inside her lip and lacerations to her liver. It's unclear whether the injuries happened before her death or during the weeks upon weeks her corpse spent in the Mississippi.

A wad of duct tape was also found in her hair. According to the PiPress, the tape "could be linked to a roll of duct tape found at Keller Lake Park in Maplewood -- the site of many searches for Trevino's body -- that had fibers, human hair and a white animal hair [presumably from Trevino's white dog] stuck to it."

In the court filing, Ramsey County prosecutor Richard Dusterhoft said, "Taken together, the evidence indicates that Jeff Trevino violently murdered Kira Steger in their bedroom and concealed her body, which only two days ago was discovered and only yesterday was identified."

Investigators have asked for more time to analyze evidence from Kira's body, meaning the start of Jeffrey Trevino's trial could be pushed back.

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29 comments
Jason McCain
Jason McCain

He threw her dead corpse in the Mississippi River. He can get rehabilitated in the ass in jail for life then. Personally I rather be dead than life in prison and so would the taxpayers.

Emily Summers Leabch
Emily Summers Leabch

As much as I would love to think the death penalty would deter people from murder, it just does not. I am not a crazy "anyone can be rehabilitated" the type, but death penalty just does not deter crime. Sad though it is, it probably would not have saved her life.

Jason McCain
Jason McCain

No kidding. Anybody's body would be not in the best of condition in those circumstances. Whether they were hurt before the river or not. Minnesota needs a death penalty first to make these creeps think twice before murdering. The gay marriage amendment could've of weighted for the death penalty. We need to match the penalty with the crime.

AngryGothMan
AngryGothMan

That's what happens when you marry men who wear "Affliction" T-Shirts.   Date at your own risk.

Matador Ebner
Matador Ebner

Hey City Pages....why is there a photo of the husband/murderer? Is this about her and not him? Are you trying to give him brownie points?

Kathleen Gilbertson
Kathleen Gilbertson

Lol seems like it... There are so many recent cases similar to this one

Bill Trossen
Bill Trossen

Kathleen Gilbertson, are all you pretty women magnets for wackos?

mingtran
mingtran topcommenter

Closure at last, RIP Kira. Now we need to bring Danielle Jelinek home.

Reid Diebel
Reid Diebel

I hope that husband becomes somebodies bitch in prison

Erica
Erica

So sad but at least Kira's family can now put her to rest and begin to grieve and hopefully heal over tragic death.

Yvette Iris
Yvette Iris

so sad. At least her family has a body to bury. You can see the evil in that man's eyes, in the picture above.

Amy Glaser
Amy Glaser

I'm so glad she was found so that closure can begin. Rest in peace, Kira.

Teri Watts
Teri Watts

so sad. prayers go out to her family.

Amanda Platson
Amanda Platson

Glad the family can finally get some closure, but how horribly sad. :(

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