Jeffrey Trevino, the husband of missing St. Paul woman Kira Trevino, pleaded not guilty to charges that he killed his wife on Friday, KSTP reports.
Trevino was charged with second-degree murder after his wife's disappearance, after investigators found blood stains throughout the home the couple shared. Although Kira's body has not been found, the amount of blood found in the house and the fact that she didn't contact anyone before disappearing give authorities reason to believe she is dead.
Searches for Kira Trevino's body have focused on Keller Lake in Maplewood, after witnesses reported two men carrying what appeared to be a body near the lake the day after Trevino disappeared. Family members also found a bag filled with her bloody clothes during one of their searches, the Star Tribune reports.
Volunteers and family members continued their search in Lake Keller Saturday, cutting holes in what remained of the lake's winter ice. Warmer temperatures made parts of the ice thin and dangerous to stand on, but relatives of Trevino say they are convinced her body is in the lake, and will continue to search until she is found.