ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) -- The Ramsey County medical examiner says a St. Paul woman whose body was found in the Mississippi River may have been smothered. Dr. Michael McGee testified Wednesday in the murder trial of 39-year-old Jeffery Trevino.
Trevino is accused of killing his wife, 30-year-old Kira Steger.
She was last seen alive on Feb. 21, and her body was recovered in May. McGee says Steger's body was in a state of ``advanced decomposition.''
Under cross-examination by the defense, McGee testified that Steger's body could have been in the water for a couple of weeks to a couple of months. Prosecutors are trying to pin Steger's time of death to sometime between midnight and 2 a.m. Feb. 22 based on food that was found in her stomach.