SOUTH PADRE ISLAND, Texas (AP) - A woman suspected of killing her husband in Minnesota and a woman in Florida has been captured at a South Texas resort.
The U.S. Marshals Service says two federal deputy marshals arrested 56-year-old Lois Riess on Thursday night at a South Padre Island, Texas, restaurant. South Padre Island is a beach resort community 27 miles (43 kilometers) from the crossing into Mexico.
Riess had been on the run since at least late March when her husband, 54-year-old David Riess, was found fatally shot at their home in Blooming Prairie, Minnesota. She became the subject of a nationwide hunt..
"I promise all along that Lois Riess would end up in a pair of handcuffs," said Undersheriff Carmine Marceno. "Tonight, she sits in a jail cell in Texas. We are working as expeditiously as possible to bring her back to Lee County to face murder charges."
Investigators believe she used the same gun that killed her husband to fatally shoot 59-year-old Pamela Hutchinson of Bradenton, Florida. Hutchison was found dead April 9.
Authorities believe Riess killed Hutchinson to assume her identity.
Details are still developing.
Fugitive Captured Tonight in Texas
Thursday, April 19, 2018
Following a national manhunt, wanted fugitive Lois Riess was apprehended by the US Marshals Service earlier this evening in South Padre Island, Texas.... https://t.co/ZfpUJowEWo
— Lee County Sheriff (@leesheriff) April 20, 2018