Families seek closure in searches for Jelinek, Trevino - KMSP-TV

Families seek closure in searches for Jelinek, Trevino

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MAPLEWOOD, Minn. (KMSP) -

Family and friends of Danielle Jelinek and Kira Trevino continue to struggle as long as the two women remain still missing. Both families are asking the public help to them find closure.

For months, Lindsey Sheridan has been in a haze of mixed emotion.

"I won't give up until the day I have her home," Sheridan said.

Since Dec. 8, when 27-year-old Danielle Jelinek went missing, Lindsey's grief and tenacious faith have kept her searching for her best friend.

"It snows and it clears up and we think we're going to find her, then it snows, rains and snows again," Sheridan said. "Just want to bring her home."

Now, Lindsey watches on as Chisago County crews check several lakes for any trace of Danielle.

"Moody, Bone and Green lake -- and we're going to go hit Spider and Coon today," Chisago County Sheriff Rick Duncan said.

"We need closure; we have to bring her home. We can't keep living every day without her," Sheridan said.

The only person of interest in Jelinek's case is Aaron Schangl. He sits in the St. Cloud correctional facility on a drug offense.

A $25,000 reward is on the table for the person who finally does talk.

At Round Lake, the search for Kira Trevino also continues. Considering the season's slow change, now is critical time to have as many people as possible out searching for her. Her family believes without foliage on the trees or snow on the ground, it'll make the search much easier.

"If they're going boating, hiking, or walking, just take a little bit of effort and look to see if you see anything unusual," Kira's father Jay Steger said.

Kira's father flew up from Texas, as he's done over many weekends since his 30-year-old daughter went missing Feb. 21. Evidence of bloody crime scene in her St. Paul home leave this small group targeting the 10-mile radius of the home. Her husband is charged with second degree murder.

"It's hard to go home without having anything come up," Steger said.

Steger and Kira's aunt aim to renew momentum in the search. A $6,000 reward goes to whomever leads them to closure.

"I'm praying more and more people will come out because we need them. We need their help. We need those boaters those fisherman, everybody," Steger said.

The search for Kira picked up again Sunday morning at Keller Lake in Maplewood at 11 a.m.

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