MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — New details have been released in the death of a 30-year-old St. Paul woman who was last seen on Feb. 21 before being found in the Mississippi River last week.
The charges state that Kira Trevino’s 39-year-old husband, Jeffery, knew of a romantic relationship between his wife and another man. Police said Kira and her husband were at the Mall of America on Feb. 21 having dinner — which was the last time Kira was seen alive.
On that day, police learned Kira had exchanged numerous text messages with another man who was on his way to Colorado. At the time of the text messages, he was in South Dakota.
Police say based on the text messages, it was evident that Kira and this other man had engaged in a romantic relationship.
Authorities also learned that inside Kira’s purse, which was found in her abandoned vehicle at the Mall of America, there were blank court divorce forms, which looked to be downloaded from the internet.
Jeffery Trevino has been in custody ever since police found blood spatter in the couple’s bedroom, and Kira’s DNA in the trunk of her car, and in Keller Lake near their home.
He faces two counts of second-degree murder charges. His trial is set to begin on May 28.