Granny Suspected Of Killing Her Husband, Florida Woman Captured In Texas

Granny Suspected Of Killing Her Husband, Florida Woman Captured In Texas

Granny Suspected Of Killing Her Husband, Florida Woman Captured In Texas

Two federal deputy marshals arrested Lois Riess, 56, about 8:30 p.m.at a South Padre Island, Texas, restaurant, the U.S. Marshals Service said in a statement.

According to a timeline of events compiled by LCSO earlier this week, after allegedly killing Hutchinson, deputies say that Riess stole her vehicle and identification, withdrew money from Hutchinson's bank account, then went on the run.

Officials in Fort Myers are now hoping to bring Riess to Florida to face charges in Hutchinson's death.

Authorities believe Riess shot and killed her husband, David Riess, at their home in rural Minnesota in March before fleeing.

They say Riess targeted Hutchinson because they looked alike and that after she killed her, she stole her auto, credit cards and identity. Dodge County government stated Riess was "Go and Kum" petrol channel adjacent to Diamond Jo Casino in Northwood, Iowa, on March 2 3 - the afternoon investigators believe that the husband was murdered.

Her arrest came four days after Hutchinson's vehicle was seen about 50 miles from Corpus Christi, Texas.

A tip-off led to the arrest in Texas of Lois Riess, a woman who investigators believe killed her husband in Minnesota. The Acura was later spotted in Louisiana and then resurfaced in Corpus Christi, Texas.

City spokeswoman Angelique Soto said Friday that a witness called authorities saying a woman matching Riess' description was at the restaurant.

"We were so concerned she was going to get desperate enough to kill again", Woelk said.

Two hours later, Dodge County Sheriff Scott Rose met with the media in Kasson to discuss Riess' arrest and to thank the media and the public for their help in ending this almost one-month manhunt.


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

The U.S. Border Patrol had been put on alert and Mexican authorities also were notified to be on watch for her, the newspaper reported.

Just Thursday night, law enforcement arrested Riess in South Padre Island, Texas.

Marceno said he had never seen a case quite like this before.

His wife, Lois Anne Riess, and the couple's 2005 Cadillac Escalade, were nowhere to be found.

U.S. Marshals had elevated her disappearance to "major case" status, putting her among some of the nation's most risky offenders, the newspaper report said.

Colbert said if Florida goes first, Minnesota will watch closely.

Riess faces warrants in Lee County on second degree murder, grand theft, identity theft, and grand theft auto.

Hutchinson was in Fort Myers Beach to help a friend mourn the passing of her husband and befriended Riess at a bar.

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