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Body found in Mississippi River; unclear if it's related to Kira Steger-Trevino case

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UNDATED (WSAU) A body was discovered in the Mississippi River Wednesday afternoon. It's not clear if it's the body of Kira Steger-Trevino, the missing woman who is presumed murdered by her husband.

Police received a tip last month, and had been conducting new searches on the Mississippi River. Law enforcement hasn't provided any additional information about the tip, or why the search area was expanded. Earlier searches had been focused on lakes in some city parks near Minneapolis.

The body that was found yesterday was underneath a barge near downtown St. Paul. Police have not disclosed the age of the body, or whether it's male or female. Cause of death hasn't been determined. The body was transferred to the Ramsey County medical examiner's office.

Kira has been missing for two-and-a-half months, and is presumed dead based on blood evidence found in her home and car. Her husband Jeffrey has been charged with second-degree murder.

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