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Wanted husband-killer Lois Ann Riess murdered lookalike to steal her identity: Police

April 17, 2018  |  Posted by: Francesca Falzarano
Wanted husband-killer Lois Ann Riess murdered lookalike to steal her identity: Police

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Authorities hunt “Husband-killer” Lois Ann Riess

A manipulative Minnesota woman reportedly killed her husband, retreated to Florida, and discovered her bottle-blonde doppelgänger– who she also executed, to steal the person’s identity.

According to CBS Minnesota, 56-year-old Lois Ann Riess met her lookalike, 59-year-old Pamela Hutchinson, in Fort Myers Beach, and somehow managed to get inside of the woman’s apartment — where Riess fatally shot her on Monday.

Riess then grabbed Hutchinson’s cash, credit cards and ID, jumped into her 2005 Acura and left the scene.

After fleeing Florida, authorities believe she drove 1,300 miles along the gulf coast to Louisiana and is currently in Corpus Christi, Texas.

Police discovered the accused killer’s 2003 Cadillac Escalade abandoned at a park near Hutchinson’s residence.

Lois Riess Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension

“Riess’s operation is to befriend women who resemble her and steal their identity,” Lee County Undersheriff Carmine Marceno stated. “U.S. Marshals are involved in a national search for this fugitive. Riess is considered armed and dangerous and should not be approached.”

Riess has been on the run for at least three weeks since her husband, David Riess, 54, was discovered dead from multiple gunshot wounds at the couple’s residence on March 23rd.

Police located David’s bullet-riddled remains after his concerned business partners reported they hadn’t seen him in two weeks. Officers tried to track down Riess with no success.

After she killed her husband, Riess faked her husband’s signature to withdraw $11,000 from his bank account and went to a casino in Iowa. When police traced her to the Diamond Jo Casino, she was already gone.

Prosecutors in Minnesota intend to charge Riess with second-degree murder, and she is also wanted in Florida for murder, grand theft auto, grand theft and criminal use of a personal ID.

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