The parents of a missing St. Paul woman who is believed to be dead are pleading with the public to continue the search for her body.
Kira Trevino has been missing since February. Police say the amount of her blood found in her home indicates she is likely deceased. Trevino's husband, Jeffrey Trevino, has been arrested on a charge of second-degree murder. He has plead not guilty.
Prosecution of the case will be a challenge without Trevino's body, Ramsey County Attorney John Choi has said.
Searches have been ongoing and on Friday Kira Trevino's father, Jay Steger of Wausau, Wis., urged the public not to give up.
Officials are also reminding searchers to take precautions this weekend. St. Paul police spokesman Howie Padilla said searchers should be sure to bring back everything they take with them.
"Because we don't want them to find something they believe to be evidence just to find out later on that it was something a search party member left behind," Padilla said.
Authorities are also searching for two other missing women: Oakdale resident Danielle Jelinek, who disappeared in December 2012; and Mandy Matula of Eden Prairie, who was last seen by her family Wednesday, May 1.