Police can't disprove that roommate knew nothing in Kira Steger case


Not much has been reported about the roommate who shared a rented house in St. Paul with Kira Steger and her husband Jeffery Trevino, who is accused of killing his 30-year-old wife.

The roommate, identified only by the initials M.R. in court documents, has told investigators that he heard nothing unusual the night that police believe she was killed. He told police he saw Steger and Trevino together that night at the home, but he has denied any involvement in the disappearance or killing.

Investigators have said they found a lot of blood in the home. Her body was pulled from the Mississippi River more than two months after she went missing. Jeffery Trevino has pleaded not guilty to second-degree murder charges.

But a new court document says investigators have made "numerous attempts" to contest the roommate's story as they build their case against Trevino, and they have "found no evidence to contradict" M.R.'s claims, MPR reports.

Among the other recent developments in the case is the fact that Kira Steger Trevino's purse, found in her car at the Mall of America where she worked, had divorce papers in it.

There was another court hearing for Trevino on Wednesday morning. A new trial date could be set. Tweets from reporters at the scene:

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