Reward offered in MN fugitive case

Police: Video shows slaying suspect, who has been seen in LA and - | Continuous News Coverage | Acadiana-Lafayette

Police: Video shows slaying suspect, who has been seen in LA and - | Continuous News Coverage | Acadiana-Lafayette

- Newly released surveillance video shows a Minnesota fugitive in a Florida bar smiling and talking with a fellow patron whom police say she later killed.

Lois Riess, 56, of Blooming Prairie, Minn., is considered armed and unsafe, the Dodge County Sheriff's Office in Minnesota said Tuesday as it announced the $5,000 reward from the United States Marshals Service as well as a reward of up to $1,000 from Florida Crime Stoppers.

Riess is believed to be driving Hutchinson's white 2005 Acura TL with Florida license plate Y37TAA, which has been spotted in Louisiana and Corpus Christi.

"She smiles and looks like anyone's mother or grandmother", Lee County Undersheriff Carmine Marceno told NBC News.

Her current whereabouts are unknown and Marceno warned people not to approach Riess, who should be considered armed and risky.

Investigators said that Riess stole her credit cards, cash and auto.

Officials believe she used the same gun to kill 59-year-old Pamela Hutchinson, of Bradenton, Florida.

Anyone who sees Reiss is urged to call 911, and anyone with information on her whereabouts is urged to call the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension or Florida authorities. They stayed in touch with her via Facebook, where she posted photos of her relaxing stay.

"It's just evil that flowed through".

Surveillance footage caught her leaving Hutchinson's home and allegedly taking her auto.

She had left Iowa by the time police tracked her there in late March, the BCA said.

The obituary for David Riess was published last week, and mentioned his children and grandchildren, but not wife.

"Riess' mode of operation is to befriend women who resemble her and to steal their identity", Bio said at a press conference on Friday.

"As her resources go away she may become more desperate and God forbid may strike again", said Marceno.

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