5 searches for Kira Trevino planned this weekend


Five searches are planned this weekend for Kira Trevino, the 30-year-old St. Paul woman who has been missing nearly a month and is believed dead, the Pioneer Press reports.

The searches take on a heightened urgency after it was disclosed Friday that searchers had found a bag near Keller Lake in Maplewood that contained Trevino's sports bra, a sponge, shirt and a bloody pillow case. Investigators say DNA on the items matched that of Kira Trevino, according to an amended criminal complaint.

Trevino's husband Jeffery Trevino, 39, is being held on second-degree murder charges in the case. Investigators say blood was found in their home, although her body has remained missing.

A witness told police that she saw two men on the frozen lake on Feb. 22, the day after Trevino went missing. She said the men were struggling to carry what could have been something the size of a person, but wrapped in something.

The Pioneer Press says the searches are:

-- 10 a.m. Saturday, Keller Lake, 2166 Maplewood Drive, Maplewood.

-- 2 p.m. Saturday, Beaver Lake, 1050 Edgewater Blvd., St. Paul.

-- 10 a.m. Sunday, Keller Lake, 2166 Maplewood Drive, Maplewood.

-- 2 p.m. Sunday, Round Lake in Maplewood. There are parking lots on Frost Avenue and Phalen Drive, both near Arcade Street.

-- 2 p.m Sunday, Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge from 86th Street to Minnesota 77 in Bloomington. Searchers have received permission to park at Cypress Semiconductor, 2401 E. 86th St. in Bloomington.

Volunteers are asked to dress appropriately for the weather and to carry cell phones, the newspaper noted.

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