Published: Wed, April 18, 2018
Medical | By Vernon Walton

Minnesota 'grandma killer' still on the loose, last seen in Texas

Minnesota 'grandma killer' still on the loose, last seen in Texas

Authorities say the two women talked at a bar in Fort Myers Beach and that Riess killed Hutchinson to assume her identity due to their physical resemblance.

Another set of surveillance videos was released by the Lee County Sheriff's Office on Tuesday which shows a woman, identified as Riess, stopping at the Hilton hotel in Ocala, Florida.

After killing her, Riess stole Hutchinson's cash, credit cards, ID, and her auto.

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Riess, described as a 5-foot-5, 165-pound woman with brown eyes and blonde hair, was already accused of fatally shooting her husband, David, in Minnesota last month - then going on the run across the country.

Authorities says Reiss left southwest Florida and traveled to corpus Christi, Texas.

Undersheriff Carmine Marceno says Riess is considered armed and unsafe and should not be approached. Riess is considered armed and risky and should not be approached if located. Those charges are expected to be filed within the next couple days.


Lois Riess had vanished, as had David Riess's auto, CBS reported, adding that authorities believed that Lois Riess "forged signatures on $11,000 in her husband's business account" and visited a casino in Iowa.

From Iowa, police believe, Riess drove to Lee County, Florida.

Anyone who has information on Riess' whereabouts is urged to contact the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension tip-line at 1-877-996-6222.


"It was just evil", Jeffreys said.

"Riess's mode of operation is to befriend women who resemble her and steal their identity", Undersheriff Carmine Marceno said.


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