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New 911 calls show people reported Lois Riess in Southwest Florida

Posted at 12:27 AM, Jun 07, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-07 09:42:26-04

FORT MYERS, Fla,-- In two 911 calls obtained by 4 in Your Corner, it was reported that Lois Riess, who is charged with murdering and then stealing the identity of Pamela Hutchinson, was in Fort Myers Beach days before the murder. 

A woman first called 911 claiming Riess showed up at her house on April 2nd, just days before Hutchinson was found dead by deputies in her Fort Myers Beach home. 

“She just got out of my car at my Florida house," said the caller. "Fort Myers Beach, she was just here.”

The woman's daughter called 911 afterwards out of fear for her family. 

“I think they’re hiding,' said the daughter as she described to the operator how her parents had locked themselves inside their Fort Myers Beach home for safety from Riess. 

“Is anyone in danger right now?," said the 911 operator. “Well her husband was found shot in the back five times, so maybe?" said the daughter. 

The operator told both callers that deputies would be dispatched to their location. 4 in Your Corner reached out to Lee County Sheriff's Office to ask if the information from the calls could have prevented the murder of Hutchinson.

LCSO provided this statement: 

"This investigation remains active."

A Grand Jury indicted Riess for first degree murder with a firearm. The charge comes with grand theft of a motor vehicle, grand theft and criminal use of personal identification of a deceased individual. First degree murder with a firearm carries a mandatory life sentence in prison. 

Riess' arraignment is set for June 11th.