UNDATED (WSAU) The husband of Kira Steger Trevino has been charged with her murder.
37-year-old Jeffrey Trevino was in Ramsey County court in Minnesota and was charged with two counts of second degree murder. Both charges carry a maximum sentence of 80-years in prison. Trevino was arrested in connection with his wife’s disappearance after a search of their home on Friday. He's now being held on $500,000 bond.
During today’s court appearance prosecutors said they believe Kira Steger Trevino is dead based on blood found in the home and in her car. The vehicle was discovered in a remote part of a Mall of America parking ramp when she didn’t show up for work on Friday. Her purse and cellphone were found inside. Her body has not been recovered.
Prosecutors say the couple were having marital problems, and Kira was considering leaving her husband. A court filing also reveals that blood was found in the trunk of Kira’s car, and that blood was also found in a trunk liner that had been thrown out of the car. Police also say blood was found in the family’s basement, and on the wheels and rotating brushes of a carpet cleaner.
Police are also reviewing a gas station surveillance tape from 2am the night Kira disappeared. Her credit card was used for gas. The car is seen getting onto a highway traveling away from the family home.
Kira Steger Trevino grew up in Central Wisconsin. She is a 2001 graduate of D.C. Everest High School.