Police Allege Fugitive Minn. Woman Killed Husband, Then Killed Fla. Lookalike to Steal Her Identity

 

Authorities are searching for a Minnesota grandmother accused of killing her husband and then traveling to Florida to allegedly kill a woman who looked like her so she could steal the victim’s identity, PEOPLE confirms.

According to statements from the Dodge County Sheriff’s Office in Minnesota and the Lee County Sheriff’s Office in Florida, Lois Ann Riess, 56, is wanted for two homicides.

Riess allegedly killed her 54-year-old husband, David Riess, whose body was found inside their Blooming Prairie home riddled with bullet wounds, on March 23.

Riess is also the sole suspect in the killing of Pamela Hutchinson, 59, who was discovered dead inside a hotel in Fort Myers Beach.

According to investigators, Riess struck up a friendship with Hutchinson specifically because the victim looked like her.

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