Reporting Edgar Linares
MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — For two months, residents living along the shores of Keller Lake in Maplewood have seen Ramsey County deputies, St. Paul Police and hundreds of volunteers comb the lake trying to find 30-year-old Kira Trevino.
Trevino has been missing since Feb. 21 after leaving her job at the Mall of America. Her husband, Jeffery Trevino, 39, remains locked in a jail cell charged with two counts of second-degree murder after large amounts of Kira’s blood were found at the couple’s home.
On Tuesday, the Ramsey County Sherriff’s Water Patrol sent out a single boat using side sonar equipment, but nothing turned up. It’s the first time since the ice thawed on the lake that a search had been conducted.
“My house sits high on the hill here,” resident John Montour said. “Every morning when I get up I look across on the lake to see if I see anything unusual and I don’t.”
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Montour says its heart wrenching to think Trevino could be under the water. He and many other neighbors hope her body is found soon so Trevino’s family can have some kind of closure.
“I do walk partially around the lake,” said Montour. “Whenever I go my eyes are always open. I look, and look, and look even though I don’t see anything.”
It’s been more than two months since civilian searchers found a plastic bag containing a sports bra, shirt, sponge and a bloody pillow. The DNA on the pillow matched Kira’s.
Pat Reese walks her dog near the lake almost every day.
“To think that it’s so close to us is a hard thing,” Reese said. “My heart goes out to the family.”
One resident who lives near the area where cadaver dogs picked up a scent wanted to remain anonymous. She says she’s not bothered by crews searching the lake or the thought that a crime has been committed near her home. She’s more concerned with Kira’s family finding her.
“It’s not how we feel,” said the woman. “It’s how they feel.”