Area of Mississippi River where Kira Trevino's body was found.
ST. PAUL - Authorities on Thursday say the body pulled from the Mississippi River in downtown St. Paul is that of Kira Trevino.
The badly decomposed body was found at about 1:30 p.m. Wednesday under a barge south of the Robert Street Bridge.
Authorities said her body was found by someone who saw it floating in the river.
For months, police and volunteers have been searching for Trevino, the 30-year-old St. Paul woman who has been missing since February.
Trevino was reported missing by her husband, Jeffery Trevino, on February 24. He said he last saw Kira on Friday, February 22 when she left their St. Paul home to run errands and go to work at a store in the Mall of America.
Less than a week later, Jeffery Trevino was arrested and charged with 2nd degree murder after police found "copious amounts of blood" and evidence of extensive clean-up in their home.
Jeffery Trevino's next court appearance is scheduled for May 28.
"As we stated when this case was charged in February, we intend to prove second degree murder against the defendant and seek justice for Kira's family," said Ramsey County Attorney John Choi, in a statement.
"We are grateful that the body of Kira Steger has been recovered for the sake of her family and all those that loved her. The grief, pain and sorrow that this case has caused Kira's family has weighed heavily on my mind," he said. "I also want to thank the countless volunteers, many who never knew Kira, who took action to help find her body over the past few months."
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