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Fugitive double murder suspect Lois Riess is arrested, Minnesota sheriff says

Fugitive double murder suspect Lois Riess is arrested, Minnesota sheriff says

Two hours later, Dodge County Sheriff Scott Rose met with the media in Kasson to discuss Riess' arrest and to thank the media and the public for their help in ending this almost one-month manhunt.

For almost four weeks, Riess, 56, of rural Blooming Prairie had evaded police who wanted her for the shooting deaths of two person - her husband David Riess, 54, who police say died of multiple gunshot wounds, and Pamela Hutchinson, 59, who police say that Lois Reiss had only just met and whom Riess had targeted due to their similarities in looks and body shapes.

The nationwide hunt for a grandmother who killed her husband, and her look-alike, has come to an end, ABC News confirms.

After almost a month on the run, she was arrested by the U.S. Marshals Service on Thursday night, according to the Lee County Sheriff's Office.

"We want her here in Fort Meyers to face the charges she has", Marceno said during a press conference Friday.

"We want her in Fort Myers", said Marceno.

Investigators from the sheriff's office and the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension went to Texas early Friday morning.

Rose called these events "a tragic and devastating time".

After a business partner said he hadn't heard from David for two weeks, police found David dead in his home in rural Blooming Prairie with multiple gunshot wounds.

8News spoke with two Henrico women that say they were cousins of Hutchinson, the second victim of Riess. Authorities said they believe she stole his money to go gambling in Iowa before traveling to Florida.

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Investigators believe she used the same gun that killed her husband to fatally shoot 59-year-old Pamela Hutchinson of Bradenton, Florida. Officers on scene subsequently towed the 2005 Acura, which is now being held for forensic processing. But in Minnesota, she has not been formally charged with murder.

Authorities found Riess, 56, in a restaurant on South Padre Island in South Texas, near the U.S. -Mexico border, Deputy U.S. Marshal John Kinsey told the Minneapolis Star Tribune.

The alert worker provided a description of the suspect and her vehicle. David Riess was found shot to death in the couple's home.

Now that she's in custody, law enforcement and the entire country are hoping for answers. "Or were. I don't know what happened", Koster said.

"I also want to thank the media and the public". The Acura was later spotted in Louisiana and then resurfaced in Corpus Christi, Texas. Prosecutors in Minnesota and Florida have not yet determined which case will be prosecuted first.

"At some point in time (she) will have no resources", Marceno said.

We reached out to the Lee's County Sheriff's Office, but did not hear back. "She can't strike again". Riess says. "Just to keep going on down to the next state?"

Marshals followed up and arrested Riess at Sea Ranch Restaurant. "So what does that tell you about her?" Less than half an hour after the witness called authorities, police apprehended Riess.

"She turned around and walked out", Higginbotham said.

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