Police foundation offers $5K reward in Trevino case; parents thank volunteers

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The St. Paul Police Foundation offered a $5,000 reward in the missing persons case of Kira Trevino Friday, as Trevino's parents appeared before the media to thank volunteers and urge more participation, the Pioneer Press reports.

The foundation is a nonprofit that is seeking information to help find Trevino's body. Private donors also put up a $1,000 reward last week.

"We'd love to be able to bring some good news. Right now we can't but that doesn't mean we're stopping at all," said St. Paul police spokesman Howie Padilla, who accompanied Jay and Marci Steger at Friday's press conference.

Kira Trevino, 30, of St. Paul, has been missing since Feb. 21, and is presumed dead after investigators found her blood in the home she shared with her husband, Jeffrey Trevino, 39.

Jeffrey Trevino has pleaded not guilty to second degree murder charges. The case is scheduled to go to trial May 28.

On Thursday, Jeffrey Trevino's lawyer, John Conard, contested the efforts of prosecutors to push for a stricter sentence for his client if he is convicted of killing his wife.

In a filing, Conard wrote, "The state proposes that an aggravated sentence is appropriate because it alleges that Jeffery Trevino concealed Kira Trevino's body. The obvious first factual question at issue is: what body?"

See Pioneer Press video of the press conference below.

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