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Kira Trevino's parents open up about losing their daughter


WAUSAU (WAOW) - The family of a D.C. Everest graduate is opening up about their loss.

The body of 30-year-old Kira Trevino has been found in the Mississippi River in St. Paul. She was reported missing from her home in Minnesota in February.

For that entire time Kira's mother, Marcie Steger, has had several questions.

"Where is she? Where could she be? Honey, where are you?"

Now she has the answer as St. Paul police announced Thursday Kira Trevino's body was found in the Mississippi River after someone reported seeing it.

"I'm happy that we can bring her home, but yet I'm sad because of the chain of events of how it happened," said Jay Steger, Kira's father.

Kira was reported missing February 21. Shortly after that her husband, Jeffery Trevino, 39, was arrested. He's now charged with her murder. His trial is scheduled for the end of May.

"We know it's still a long road until justice is served," said Jay Steger.

This case attracted a lot of attention. Many people helped search for Kira and light candles in her memory. Her parents say that support was crucial.

"What kept me together through this was the searches and the people that came out and helped," said Jay Steger. "I've actually made a lot of good friends."

Now, the search is over—a relief to the family.

"When I heard the news is, it was like, I just wanted so much to reach out and hug her," said Marcie Steger. "Couldn't do that."

Both parents thanked the many people who searched for their daughter. Now they move on to the next chapter as they cope with the loss of Kira.

"I don't know if we'll ever recover from it," said Jay Steger.

Kira's parents say they haven't planned her funeral services yet.

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