Published: Sun, April 22, 2018
Worldwide | By Lisa Hogan

Fugitive Minnesota Woman Wanted for Double Murder, Captured in Texas

Fugitive Minnesota Woman Wanted for Double Murder, Captured in Texas

Riess was dubbed "Losing Streak Lois" because of her reported fondness for gambling and frequent attendance at casinos, the report said.

There, Lois Riess met Hutchinson and then allegedly killed her and stole her ID, credit cards and vehicle, said the Lee County, Florida, Sheriff's Office.

Deputy U.S. Marshal with the Middle District of Florida's Fort Myers Division, John Kinsey, thanked news media as integral to their search, as the tipster who contacted Marshals had identified her through a news report.

Kinsey says he doesn't find it particularly unusual that Riess did not resist arrest.

Which is why they were shocked to learn that Dodge County Police discovered Dave Riess shot and killed in his home last month, and that Lois was a person of interest.

A woman suspected of killing two people and stealing a woman's identity has been arrested.

Tess and her husband, Rod Koster, are Florida snowbirds who live in Blooming Prairie. David Riess' body was found March 23.

His wife, Lois Anne Riess, and the couple's 2005 Cadillac Escalade, were nowhere to be found. "Investigators believe Pamela Hutchinson may have been killed with the same firearm used to murder David Riess".

According to Jackson's reporting, Wiess withdrew $10,000 from her husband's business account and deposited it into David Wiess' personal account.

In 2016, Lois Riess was replaced as a guardian to her disabled sister and ordered to return the $100,000 she stole from her, according to court records cited by the Star Tribune.

She left the restaurant without ordering anything. And on April 2, investigators received information that Riess was in southern Florida.

She ended up in Florida, where she found Pamela Hutchinson, 59, a woman who looked like her. Authorities have yet to release any further details on the weapon.

It is unclear at this time whether she will be extradited to Minnesota or to Florida.

Riess and Hutchinson were spotted together in surveillance video drinking at the Smokin' Oyster Bar on Fort Myers Beach on April 5.

"I promised all along that Lois Riess would end up in a pair of handcuffs", said Carmine Marceno, undersheriff in Lee County, Fla.

But authorities said Riess had an ulterior motive - planning all along to steal Hutchinson's identity because the two women looked so similar.

She made friends while she was on South Padre Island, too.

"This stone-cold killer was smiling like anyone's mother or grandmother when she approached our victim", Marceno said.

"She seemed to have let her guard down a little bit", Smith said. Rose said he is OK with that possibility because his team is still building a murder case against her.

There's also no clear answer as to whether or not Riess was attempting to flee the country.

"So glad that they have her now in custody", Tess said. Law enforcement recieved a tip that Riess was in South Padre Island, Texas.

Marceno said "there is no I in TEAM" and said he was proud to stand shoulder to shoulder with the U.S. Marshals.

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