Published: Sat, April 21, 2018

'Killer Grandma' Captured In Texas Following Nationwide Manhunt

'Killer Grandma' Captured In Texas Following Nationwide Manhunt

Lois Riess, the fugitive accused of murdering her husband and then a doppelganger, was arrested on Thursday evening in a Texas resort.

Reiss was charged with felony theft in Dodge County while she was on the lam. Minnesota authorities expect to upgrade charges against her soon and they want to interview Riess to see if she will help them piece together what happened.

"By the time she realized what was going on, it was out of her control at that point", he said.

According to authorities, Riess was arrested at 8:25 central time on South Padre Island and is now sitting in the South Padre City jail.

She was arrested at a restaurant.

It was not immediately clear Friday when Riess next would be back in either state, Marceno said at a news conference. Marceno said that surveillance video captured her befriending Hutchinson, 59, on April 5.

Riess, 56, who hails from Minnesota was reportedly wanted in an alleged multistate crime spree.

"She smiles and looks like anyone's mother or grandmother", Lee County Undersheriff Carmine Marceno told NBC on Sunday night. "Tonight, she sits in a jail cell in Texas", she said in a statement.


According to Jackson's reporting, Wiess withdrew $10,000 from her husband's business account and deposited it into David Wiess' personal account. "Investigators believe Pamela Hutchinson may have been killed with the same firearm used to murder David Riess", the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension had said. She later spent most of the day gambling at Diamond Jo Casino in Northwood, Iowa, before stopping at the gas station. "She knew it was coming", he said.

Authorities believe Riess killed Hutchinson to assume her identity.

Riess then allegedly used Hutchinson's identification to make a $5,000 withdrawal from a Wells Fargo, according to reporting by the News-Press of Fort Meyers, Florida.

Her arrest came four days after Hutchinson's vehicle was seen about 50 miles from Corpus Christi, Texas.

An county sheriff at Minnesota says his office is preparing charges to establish what he calls "the most powerful instance" towards a girl suspected from the deaths of her husband and also a lady at Florida whom she resembled. Hutchinson's ID, credit cards and vehicle were missing from her home. Officers also towed a 2005 Acura for processing.

Second-degree murder charges against Riess are pending. Both thanked the various law enforcement departments, as well as the publicity from local and national media, that led to Riess's arrest.

In Florida, officials said Riess showed little emotion.

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