Woman Arrested For Multiple Murders Likely Being Extradited To Florida

Source South Padre Island Police

Dodge County Sheriff Scott Rose told reporters Friday charges against Lois Riess for the death of David Riess are still coming.

A tip-off on Thursday on South Padre Island led to Riess' arrest about 8:30 p.m.at an Island restaurant.

Investigators from the sheriff's office and the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension went to Texas early Friday morning to help execute search warrants and gather information in her husband's case.

Authorities arrested Riess on Thursday at a Texas Gulf Coast restaurant.

Investigators believe Riess also killed 59-year-old Pamela Hutchinson of Florida to steal her identity.

Riess was caught last week on South Padre Island after being recognized.

With South Padre Island being a tourist town just three miles from the Mexican border, Higginbotham said he sees a lot of white-haired women. Riess is also facing one count of felony theft for allegedly illegally transferring $11,000 from her husband's business and personal accounts, to her own.

A day later, surveillance video showed Riess checking in at a hotel in Ocala, Fla., using Hutchinson's ID and credit card.

A Minnesota grandmother accused in a two-state murder spree will not fight extradition. It wasn't until April 9 that authorities found Hutchinson shot dead in unit 404 of the Marina Village condos.

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