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UPDATE: Latest on Lois Riess & Possible Connection to MN, FL Murders

UPDATE: Latest on Lois Riess & Possible Connection to MN, FL Murders

April 13, 2018 12:28 PM

(ABC 6 News) - UPDATE:  Investigators believe that Pamela Hutchinson was killed with the same firearm used to kill David Reiss.

So far, investigators are not aware of any connection between Lois Riess and Hutchinson.

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Law enforcement is asking anyone who has seen Riess, had any recent contact or knows any information about where she may be to please call the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA) anonymous tipline 1-877-996-6222.

Dodge County Sheriff Scott Rose released this information:

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A rural Blooming Prairie woman suspected of murdering her husband is also being sought in connection to a murder in Florida.

According, to ABC-affiliate WZVN, 56-year-old Lois Riess is a person of interest in a murder in Fort Myers Beach Monday night.  Sources tell WZVN she could be using the name Pamela Sellers Hutchinson, who is the victim in the murder at Marina Village at Snug Harbor on Old San Carlos Boulevard. 

On Thursday, the Dodge County Sheriff's Office said 2nd-degree murder charges are pending against Riess in Minnesota for the death of her husband, 54-year-old David Riess.

Authorities have been searching for Riess since her husband was found dead at their home from multiple gunshot wounds on March 23.  Investigators believe he died about two days earlier.

Recently, the U.S. Marshal Service in Minnesota reached out to Florida officials for help, according to Deputy U.S. Marshal John Kinsey, of Fort Meyers.

According to the sheriff's office, the car they thought she was in was found abandoned in Florida. Authorities believe she may be in a stolen, white 2005 Honda Acura TL with Florida license plates Y3T7AA.

Riess is charged with felony theft and is accused of stealing thousands of dollars from David's bank accounts between March 16 and 26.

She is considered armed and dangerous and should not be approached.

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