“Losing Streak Lois”: Police Searching For Grandmother Accused Of Murder In 2 States

Lois Ann Riess, known as “Losing Streak Lois”, is a 56-year-old Minnesota grandmother who is wanted over the shooting deaths of two different people. Riess is accused of allegedly killing her husband David Riess, who was found shot dead at their home in Blooming Prairie, Minnesota on March 23, and Pamela Hutchinson, who was found dead at her Fort Meyers Beach condo in Florida on April 9.

At this time, police believe that Riess allegedly used the same gun in both shootings and that she targeted Hutchinson to assume her identity because they have similar appearances. Newly released CCTV footage shows Riess walking away from the Marina Village in Fort Meyers Beach. She was also pictured driving away from in Hutchinson’s 2005 white Acura bearing a Florida license tag of Y37TAA. Riess was also allegedly wearing Hutchinson’s hat.

Lee County Undersheriff Carmine Marceno said of Riess: “She is armed, she is dangerous, she looks like anyone’s mother or grandmother. She will smile, she’s calculated and she’s a killer on the loose.”

Riess, known for her gambling addiction, was dubbed “Losing Streak Lois” by local Minnesota authorities.

via U.S. Marshals Service:

The U.S. Marshals are actively seeking to apprehend a 56-year-old white female wanted for murder.

Lois Riess is believed to have murdered Pamela Hutchinson, 59, in a Fort Myers Beach condo on or about April 5. She bears a striking resemblance to the deceased, and has stolen the victim’s driver license, credit cards and 2005 white Acura TL (FL tag Y37TAA). A murder warrant for her arrest was issued by the Lee County Sheriff’s Office. Reiss is also a person-of-interest in the murder of her husband in Dodge County, Minnesota, in March. Dodge County authorities also have charged her with grand theft.

Dubbed by local authorities as “Losing Streak Lois,” she is known to have a gambling addiction and often frequents casinos. The fugitive investigation conducted by the U.S. Marshals has Riess’ last known whereabouts in the Corpus Christi, Texas, area in the white Acura TL.

Authorities say that Riess is considered armed and dangerous and that anyone with information about Riess should contact your local U.S. Marshals Service office, State or Local Law Enforcement Agency or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-780 TIPS.

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