Police examine more items found by searchers in Kira Trevino death

  • Updated: March 24, 2013 - 11:50 PM

Police collected several items found by volunteer searchers Sunday at Keller Lake in Maplewood, where pieces of critical evidence had already been discovered in the disappearance and presumed death of Kira Trevino.

Police wouldn’t identify the items. It’s too early to tell if they are connected with or hold any value to the case, said St. Paul police spokesman Howie Padilla.

Last week at Keller Lake, searchers uncovered a plastic bag containing a bloody pillow, sports bra, shirt and sponge containing Trevino’s DNA. The lake also was searched Tuesday after cadaver dogs indicated the scent of a body in the water, but nothing was found, according to a court document.

Trevino’s husband, Jeffery Trevino, 39, has been charged with murdering his wife. Kira Trevino, 30, was last seen Feb. 21 leaving the Mall of America with her husband. Police have been chasing various leads since.

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