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Husband of missing DCE grad charged with 2nd degree murder

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Jeffery Trevino - Photo Courtesy: Ramsey County Sheriff's Department Jeffery Trevino - Photo Courtesy: Ramsey County Sheriff's Department

The husband of a missing DC Everest graduate has now been charged with murder. This comes almost one week after 30-year-old Kira Trevino was last seen.

Her husband, Jeffery Trevino, 39, is in a Minnesota jail. He's being held on a $1 million bond. Prosecutors say he killed Kira Trevino. Police say her body has not been found.

Kira Trevino graduated from DC Everest High School more than 10 years ago. Now, prosecutors say it was her husband who killed her.

While her body has not been found, prosecutors say they have plenty of evidence. According to the criminal complaint, "based on the amount of blood found in her home and vehicle and based on the fact that it is highly uncharacteristic of her to be missing for nearly a full week without any contact with family, friends or coworkers."

"The defendant in this particular case took a number of actions to be evasive and cover up this murder and in every step, law enforcement was there to unravel his schemes," Ramsey County Attorney John Choi said.

Minnesota prosecutors say it's rare to move forward with murder charges when there's no body. But they say they're confident.

"It is possible to obtain a conviction and we wouldn't be moving forward today, unless we believed we could prove this case beyond a reasonable doubt," Choi said.

According to the criminal complaint, Kira Trevino's family told police "she had been unhappy and talked about moving out over the past few months."

"There was not any past police calls, or anything of that nature. But in the complaint, there's evidence of difficulties in the relationship," Choi said.

Prosecutors say Kira Trevino's family agrees with the charges.

"Our thoughts and prayers are with them and that we will do everything we can in our power to bring the defendant to justice for these horrific crimes," Choi said.

Trevino is facing two murder charges. But prosecutors say that's not uncommon. They say as the process continues, only one will likely move forward. Jeffery Trevino is being held in the Ramsey County jail on a $1 million bond.

Newsline 9 did speak with Trevino's attorney. He says his client is innocent and just wants to see Kira again.


More: Criminal complaint against Jeffery Trevino (PDF)

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