Bloody items found at Keller Lake linked to missing womanby Tim Nelson, Minnesota Public Radio
ST. PAUL, Minn. — Police have new evidence in the case of a missing 30-year-old St. Paul woman.
Prosecutors say searchers for Kira Trevino turned up a plastic bag with bloody clothing, linen and a sponge near Keller Lake in Maplewood. Tests on the evidence matched the blood to Trevino's DNA, according to an amended complaint against her husband, Jeffrey, filed in Ramsey County District Court.
Police and divers searched the lake under the ice earlier this week, but did not find a body.
Kira Trevino was reported missing by her husband on Feb. 24. Prosecutors charged him with murder four days later, saying they had found evidence of a bloody struggle in the couple's home.
The complaint also said that a witness reported seeing two men on Keller Lake on Feb. 22 carrying something about the size of a body.
Authorities also believe they have tracked Jeffrey Trevino back to his wife's car, discovered abandoned at the Mall of America.
Trevino is being held on bail of $1 million in Ramsey County jail.