Manhunt underway for grandma wanted in 2 murders

Manhunt underway for grandma wanted in 2 murders

Police say Reiss targeted the woman because the two had similar appearances and Reiss may have wanted to steal her identity. Instead, anyone who sees her is asked to call 911.

Reward money is now being offered for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of a Minnesota fugitive now tied by authorities to a pair of murders.

It follows earlier video released by the department said to show Riess talking to 59-year-old Pamela Hutchinson April 5 at the Smokin' Oyster Brewery in Fort Myers Beach, Florida.

The search for Lois Riess began just across the Dodge County line on the night of March 23 after Dodge County Sheriff's deputies found the body of David Riess in their home. Riess has no criminal record, according to authorities.

CCTV footage shows her at a restaurant with Ms Hutchinson, where Riess is suspected to have been trying to gain her trust before killing her.

Lee County Undersheriff Carmine Marceno says while Riess "may look like anyone's mother or grandmother, she's an absolute cold-blooded murderer".

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

Marceno said Hutchinson's auto had been spotted in Louisiana and around Corpus Christi in the days after Hutchinson's body was found. She was last known to be in the Corpus Christi, Texas area and is believed to be driving Hutchinson's white Acura TL with Florida license plate Y37TAA.

The Dodge County Sheriff's office and the Dodge County Attorney are preparing second-degree murder charges against Reiss for the murder of her husband David.

Late last week, Florida authorities filed murder, grand theft of a motor vehicle and grand theft and criminal use of personal identification charges against Riess.