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Expert: Blood found in missing Minn. woman's home

September 24, 2013
Associated Press

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension scientist says several spots found throughout a missing woman's home tested positive for blood.

But under cross-examination, Lindsey Garfield said that some of those spots were not further tested to confirm results.

Garfield testified Tuesday at the murder trial of 39-year-old Jeffery Trevino of St. Paul. Trevino is accused of killing his wife, 30-year-old Kira Steger (STEG'-ur). Steger was last seen alive on Feb. 21, and her body was found in the Mississippi River more than two months later.

The Star Tribune ( ) reports Steger's grandfather, Norman Kelch, testified about finding a plastic bag with a bloody pillow case, pillow and sports bra at Keller Lake on March 16. Authorities say Steger's DNA was found on the evidence.


Information from: Star Tribune,



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