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Associated Press, Published September 24 2013

Expert: Blood found in missing Minnesota woman's home

ST. PAUL — 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 (http://bit.ly/16GfB8F ) 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, http://www.startribune.com

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