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.