Dodge County turns Riess investigation over to the Minnesota AG

Dodge County turns Riess investigation over to the Minnesota AG Photo: Lee County Jail

February 21, 2019 04:59 PM

Dodge County announced Thursday that it has referred the investigation into the homicide of David Riess to the Minnesota Attorney General's Office. 

Riess' wife, Lois Riess, is a suspect in the matter. 


David Riess was found dead in March at the couple's Blooming Prairie home.  Lois Riess was later arrested in Texas and charged in connection to the death of a Florida woman, Pamela Hutchinson. 

RELATED: Sheriff: Charges in Minnesota man's killing still pending

The case was submitted to the attorney general's office on Feb. 13. 

According to the Dodge County Sheriff's Office, the case was at a "stand-still" as investigators were waiting for the alleged weapon to be released by investigators in Florida. 

The sheriff's office said the handgun was turned over to the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension in October, and that the forensic testing was completed on Jan. 29.

According to the Dodge County Sheriff's Office, the BCA's report indicated shell casings discovered at the Riess homicide scene matched the handgun being tested. 


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