Reward offered in MN fugitive case

Family says woman was murdered by friend who stole her identity to hide from police

Family says woman was murdered by friend who stole her identity to hide from police

Riess, 56, of Blooming Prairie is accused of killing her husband in Minnesota and later a woman in Florida. The U.S. Marshals have now updated Riess to a major case.

A $5,000 reward is now being offered for information leading to the arrest of a Minnesota woman accused of killing her husband and a woman in Florida.

A USA woman who "smiles and looks like anyone's mother or grandmother" has been accused by police of befriending another woman so that she could murder her and steal her identity.

Riess is considered armed and unsafe and should not be approached.

"She smiles and looks like anyone's mother or grandmother yet she is calculated, she's targeted, and she's an absolute cold-blooded killer."
Riess has no criminal record, according to authorities. Investigators say Riess targeted Hutchinson due to their similar appearance, and allege that after shooting her Riess stole her victim's money, credit cards, identification and vehicle.

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The tape - a seven-second video clip - shows Riess in a Fort Myers Beach restaurant with Pamela Hutchinson, 59, of Bradenton, Florida, on April 5.

Marceno said Hutchinson's vehicle had been spotted in Louisiana and around Corpus Christi in the days after Hutchinson's body was found.

Recent footage has shown Riess at Ms Hutchinson's Florida home, and authorities have spotted the deceased's stolen vehicle in Louisiana and Texas since the latest alleged murder.

Authorities are anxious that when Reiss runs out of resources she might kill again and say she has a history of gambling and addiction problems.

Joining the Marshal's Office in pursuit of Riess are the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension, and the Dodge Lee County sheriff's offices. Those charges are expected to be filed within the next few days.

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