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BREAKING: Wanted for the murder of her Blooming Prairie husband, Lois Riess may be using alias of woman murdered in Florida

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BLOOMING PRAIRIE, Minn. (KTTC) -

LATEST: NBC 2 News in Ft. Myers is reporting that Lois Riess may be using an alias. Law enforcement believe she may be using the name Pamela Sellers Hutchinson. Hutchinson was found dead in a bathroom in a Ft. Myers Beach condo this week. 

Riess has been named a person of interest in Hutchinson's homicide.

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UPDATE: The Dodge County Sheriff's office said 2nd Degree Murder charges are now pending against Lois Riess for the murder of her husband David Riess in Blooming Prairie.

In a news release Thursday evening, Sheriff Scott Rose said the 2005 Cadillac Escalade that Lois Riess was believed to have been driving was found earlier this week in Florida.

Investigators believe she now could be driving a stolen white 2005 Acura TL with Florida license plate Y37TAA.

Lois Riess is considered armed and dangerous. The Dodge County Sheriff's office asks that anyone who's had recent contact with Lois to contact them at 507-635-6200.

David's body was found in Blooming Prairie on March 23rd with several gunshot wounds.

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We have an update in the Blooming Prairie murder investigation. Last month, authorities found David Riess murdered in his home, and put out an arrest warrant for his wife, Lois Riess.

We now understand that the U.S. Marshals service in Fort Myers, Florida is involved in the search for her. We spoke with Deputy John Kinsey with the U.S. Marshals Service in Fort Myers, Florida, and he said they are working with the Marshals Service in Minnesota to try and find her. 

Kinsey said the Marshals service in Minnesota sent them a lead, and they are helping locate Lois Riess, who is wanted as a person of interest in the murder investigation of her husband in Blooming Prairie.

We were not told what that lead is, exactly. An arrest warrant was issued for her in connection with her husband David Riess's murder. Investigators said she transferred nearly $10,000 from David's business account into his personal account. 

Investigators believe she then forged his signature on three checks written from his personal account to herself for $11,000.

Here is where the trail heads south.

With the U.S. Marshals confirming they are tracking a lead in Fort Myers: it is coinciding with an unsolved homicide at an apartment at Ft. Myers Beach.

The News-Press newspaper reports a body of an older female was discovered in a room on the fourth floor of Marina Village at Snug Harbor about 6 p.m. Monday. She was found in the bathroom, bleeding from the ear, possibly dead a few days.

A vehicle was impounded from the scene, when we called the impound lot and asked about a vehicle with Lois Riess's license plate number, they told us to call the Lee County Sheriff's Office.

The sheriff's office will only say they are treating the Marina Village death as a homicide.

The Dodge County Sheriff's Office and the U.S. Marshals Service are still searching for Lois Riess.
 

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