Sheriff's Office Releases New Footage of Fugitive Riess

April 19, 2018 06:28 PM

New video released by the Dodge County Sheriff's Office shows the Blooming Prairie woman who is a person of interest in her husband's death, asking for directions at an Iowa gas station. 

The video, which was released Thursday, shows footage of 56-year-old Lois Riess at a gas station in Northwoood, Iowa, on March 23. 

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Reiss is wanted in connection with the murder of her husband, David Riess. She is also wanted in connection with the murder of Pamela Hutchinson, a Florida woman. 

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The footage released by the sheriff's office shows Riess purchase a sandwich at the gas station and ask the gas station employee for directions south out of Iowa. 

According to the sheriff's office, it's believed Riess drove to a bank in Glenville and cashed over $10,000 in stolen and forged checks. The sheriff's office believes she then went and gambled at Diamond Jo Casino in Northwood, Iowa, before stopping at the gas station. 

The video is the only footage of Riess where she is heard speaking. 

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On Tuesday, the U.S. Marshals Service offered a $5,000 reward for information that would lead to Riess' arrest. Florida Crime Stoppers has also offered a reward of up to $1,000 for information.

The Lee County (Florida) Sheriff's Department said Friday Riess is a suspect in the fatal shooting of Hutchinson in what authorities claim was an attempt to steal her identity. They said she is wanted for murder and grand theft, and was last seen in Texas.

The Dodge County release said Riess is believed to be driving Hutchinson's vehicle, a white Acura TL, last seen with the Florida license plate Y37TAA.

RELATED: Florida Authorities Asked to Help Located Person of Interest in Dodge County Murder 

Dodge County Sheriff's Office said Friday charges could be filed against Riess in connection to the murder of her husband David.
David Riess was found dead at the couple's home from multiple gunshot wounds on March 23, but investigators believe he died about two days earlier.

Lois Riess is considered armed and dangerous, and authorities say she should not be approached. Instead, anyone who sees her is asked to call 911.

Anyone with information on her whereabouts is asked to call the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension tipline at 1-877-996-6222 or the Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers tipline at 1-800-780-TIPS.

RELATED: Wife of Victim Killed in 'Suspicious' Death Sought by Police

 

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