Police are searching for Minnesota Killer

Lester Mason
April 17, 2018

Lois Riess, 56, of Blooming Prairie, Minnesota, is suspected of killing her husband, David, in their home on March 23, according to the Dodge County Sheriff's Office.

For anyone inspired by the reward offered by the U.S. Marshal's Service, be warned: Riess is "considered armed and risky, and should not be approached", the reward announcement read.

She is still at large, after being spotted most recently in Louisiana and Texas.

The U.S. Marshals are offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to Riess' arrest.

Lee County (Fla.) Undersheriff Carmine Marceno said Monday night that Reiss "could look like anybody's mother or grandmother".

Meanwhile, surveillance video released Monday shows a Riess in a Florida bar smiling and talking with a fellow patron whom police say she later killed.

"And yet she's calculated, she's targeted and an absolute cold-blooded killer".

The Lee County Sheriff's Office believes Riess picked out Hutchinson because the two shared a likeness - and murdered her for her vehicle, credit cards, and ID.

The tape - a seven-second video clip - shows Riess in a Fort Myers Beach restaurant with Pamela Hutchinson, 59, of Bradenton, Florida, on April 5. She is believed to be in the Corpus Christi, [Texas], area. Investigators believe Riess is driving Hutchinson's vehicle, a white Acura TL, last seen with Florida license plate Y37TAA.

Reiss is considered armed and unsafe and should not be approached.

Authorities are anxious that when Reiss runs out of resources she might kill again and say she has a history of gambling and addiction problems. She has since been charged with his murder.

Updates on the Minnesota homicide will be posted on the Dodge County Sheriff's Office Facebook page and Twitter page.

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