Police ask for tips in Trevino case


Investigators allege Kira Trevino's car, a 2006 four-door white Chevy Cobalt, was used to transport her body. Anyone who recalls seeing the car in a 100-mile radius of the Twin Cities the evening of Thursday, Feb. 21 or morning of Friday, Feb. 22.

Jeffery Trevino, 39, has been arrested for second-degree murder in his wife's disappearance. He is 5-foot, 11-inches and weighing 175 pounds. St. Paul Police ask anyone who remembers seeing him between the evening of Thursday Feb. 21 and morning of Friday, Feb. 22 to call a tipline to help in the Kira Trevino case.

St. Paul Police have investigated about 50 tips left on the tipline set up to find East Side woman Kira Trevino, but have not found her yet.

They are asking the public to continue to think of areas where Trevino's remains may be concealed.

The 30-year-old Phalen-area resident disappeared sometime between Feb. 21 and 24, when her husband, Jeffery Trevino, 39, reported her missing.

Jeffery Trevino has been charged with two counts of second-degree murder, but his wife's body has not been found.

Investigators continue to follow all leads of where Kira or Jeffery Trevino may have been. Information on where Jeffery Trevino may have been, between the hours of 9 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21 to 9:45 a.m. Friday, Feb. 22.

Anyone who also may have seen Kira’s vehicle, a 2006 white four-door Chevy Cobalt with license plate number XCC-572  anywhere within 100 miles of the metro area on the Thursday night or Friday morning before her disappearance is also asked to contact the tipline.

The leads so far

According to Public Information Officer Paul Paulos, investigators have searched specific included detailed information. In other instances, when even vague information was provided, investigators followed the tip.

As an example, in one case, when a tip led investigators to a set of footprints in an unusual area, it was discovered that the prints belonged to a fox trapper.

With the new snowfall across the state, investigators are asking once again for community members, as they go through the work of removing snow from their properties, to please think about any possibilities of where Trevino’s remains might be concealed. And as community members go through their daily lives, keep a look out for anything out of place or suspicious. Examples of areas might include:

· Nature centers
· Parks
· Wooded areas
· Ponds
· Industrial dumpsters
· Construction site dumpsters or areas
· Low lying areas or gullies that now might be drifted over with new-fallen snow

The tipline is 651-560-3277 and  continues to be staffed by investigators as is possible. If it is necessary for callers to leave a voicemail, an investigator will follow up on the call within hours.

The tipline also accepts text messages.

Any tips are welcome, but the information would ideally include:

· Nature of the information
· Any pertinent locations connected to the tip
· Any pertinent times connected to the tip
·  Any possible contact information for the person leaving the information.

Anonymous tips with specific information are also welcome.

What's known

Investigators have determined that Kira Trevino was last seen alive leaving the Mall of America at 9:18 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 21.

Over the weekend, Mall of America security noticed an abandoned car, later determined to be hers.

On Sunday morning, Feb. 24, Jeffery Trevino first reported his wife missing to police. As the investigation into her disappearance progressed, authorities examining Kira’s car and residence, discovered evidence of a violent crime, including copious amounts of blood in the house and blood traces in the trunk of her car.

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