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Kira’s father, sister Keri Steger and co-worker Tara Hall declined to comment Tuesday once news of her husband’s arrest broke.
Hall, Kira’s best friend, has said that Kira’s car was found in a “very isolated corner” on the ground level of the west parking area. It’s unclear if Mall of America surveillance video may have captured any evidence.
Paulos said investigators are looking into what happened before, during and after Kira’s disappearance. Few details were available because of the continuing investigation, he said.
Kira’s disappearance came on the heels of a host of other cases involving young women across the metro. Brittany Clardy, 18, of St. Paul, was found dead last week in a car in a Columbia Heights impound lot. Her death remains unsolved, and few details have emerged.
Anna Hurd, 16, of North St. Paul, was found dead of stab wounds early Saturday in a Maplewood park. No arrests have been made, but acting Maplewood Police Chief Dave Kvam has said that police have a possible motive and that there is no risk to the public.
Kvam said Tuesday that authorities are waiting for DNA and toxicology tests from the BCA that could help bring some resolution to the case, possibly in a week or so.
Investigators are asking anyone with information about Kira Trevino’s whereabouts to call St. Paul police at 651-266-5650.
Staff writer Mary Lynn Smith contributed to this report. Chao Xiong • 612-270-4708