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Timeline in the search for accused murderer Lois Riess

Posted: 2:57 PM, Apr 18, 2018
Updated: 2018-04-20 10:26:14Z
Timeline in the search for Lois Riess
Timeline in the search for Lois Riess
Timeline in the search for Lois Riess
Timeline in the search for Lois Riess
Timeline in the search for Lois Riess
Timeline in the search for Lois Riess

LEE COUNTY, Fla. -- As a nationwide manhunt continues for 56-year-old Lois Riess, who is accused of killing people in Minnesota and Florida, here's a rundown of the timeline of the case so far.

Lee County Sheriff’s Office has a warrant for her arrest that includes charges of Second Degree Murder, ID Theft, Grand Theft, and Grand Theft Auto.

On March 23rd, the body of 54-year-old David Riess was found dead in his rural Dodge County, Minnesota home of gunshots.  His wife Lois was identified as a suspect and was on the run in a 2005 Cadillac Escalade.

According to the Lee County Sheriff's Office, that Escalade was later found abandoned in Bowditch Park on Fort Myers Beach.

On April 9th, 59-year-old Pamela Hutchinson was found dead in a Fort Myers Beach condo , with her ID, credit cards, and car missing. Deputies say Riess targeted Hutchinson due to a physical resemblance between them.

Before leaving Fort Myers Beach, Riess stops at the Wells Fargo Bank and uses the victim’s ID to make an over the counter cash withdrawal of $5,000.
 
Suspect arrives at an Ocala, Florida-area Hilton on April 6 and uses victim’s credit card to pay for room. 
 
Suspect leaves Ocala on April 7 and is known to next surface in Louisiana. 
 
From Louisiana, the suspect is known to next surface in the Corpus Christi, Texas area.
 
Mexican authorities/border patrol are on full alert about fugitive Lois Riess and that she may try to get into Mexico. 

The U.S. Marshals Service says two federal deputy marshals arrested 56-year-old Lois Riess on April 19th at a South Padre Island, Texas, restaurant.

The U.S. Marshal's service was offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to Riess's arrest.