Reporting Heather Brown
MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The search for the body of Kira Trevino, who disappeared nearly a month ago, has resumed at Keller Lake.
St. Paul Police said Tuesday that search and rescue dogs led them to search Keller Lake, which is about two miles away from the Trevino’s home. Divers are currently combing the lake.
After receiving a tip, they sent dogs to the lake and later, cadaver dogs directed authorities to a specific spot on the lake.
Divers started their day around 9 a.m., going into the water one at a time and taking 20-minute shifts to search for clues. This was the first time divers were used in Kira Trevino’s case.
“What brought us to this area is there were search and rescue dogs in this area,” said Sgt. Paul Paulos, of the St. Paul Police Department. “They brought us to this indicated spot. We follow all leads in this matter.”
Police say unless they get another tip, they will search the same area again Wednesday.
Kira Trevino, 30, has been missing since Feb. 21. Three days later, her husband, Jeffery Trevino reported her disappearance, saying she was suffering “a midlife crisis.” So far, police say the search has not yielded any results.
That same day, Kira’s mother called police concerned that Jeffery Trevino may have hurt her daughter.
Investigators found blood inside Kira’s car, which was discovered in a parking ramp at the Mall of America with her purse and cell phone inside.
“Copious amounts” of blood were also found inside the couple’s home, including spots on the bedroom carpet that resembled the shape of a head and torso.
Authorities say they also found a number of freshly washed towels and clothes inside the home, with bleach bottles and a mop and bucket, as well as carpet cleaner.
Jeffery Trevino was charged with her murder based on the amount of blood found by investigators, even though a body was not found.
Police set up a tip line for information regarding Kira’s disappearance, which garnered a number of tips.
The search for Kira Trevino’s body moved to Keller Park in Maplewood over the weekend, after police received a new piece of evidence. Volunteers have been searching the area since.
Jeffery Trevino remains in jail on $1 million bail.