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Minnesota women murdered, missing turns eyes toward spike in domestic homicides

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The cases of three women gone missing and two murdered in the Twin Cities the last few months have one common thread: Their boyfriends or husbands are suspects in each case.

That's the alarming reality, whether by trend or coincidence, with searches ongoing for Kira Steger Trevino of Plymouth, missing since Feb. 24; Danielle Jelinek of Oakdale, not seen since Dec. 8; and Mandy Matula of Eden Prairie, missing since Wednesday.

Verdicts are still out in the murders of Anna Hurd of Maplewood, found dead Feb. 23, and Margorie Ann Holland of Apple Valley, found dead March 7 along with her unborn child.

KARE 11 reports that according to the Domestic Abuse Project, there were 14 domestic homicides for all of 2012. This year, there have already been 13 domestic homicides in Minnesota. Here's the clip:

And KMSP-TV reports on what the families of the missing are going through and prevention. Here's that video.

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