FILE - This file photo provided by the South Padre Island Police Department shows Lois Riess, of Blooming Prairie, Minn., who was arrested by federal deputy marshals April 19, 2018, at a restaurant in South Padre Island, Texas in connection with the killings of two people in separate states, including her husband. Riess will attend an extradition hearing Monday, April 23, 2018, to send her to Florida. (South Padre Island Police Department via AP, File)

Woman held in 2 deaths likely to be extradited to Florida

April 23, 2018 - 12:53 pm

DALLAS (AP) — A Minnesota woman arrested in Texas in the killings of two people in separate states, including her husband, will likely be sent to Florida for prosecution.

Fifty-six-year-old Lois Riess is being held in the Cameron County jail in South Texas on Florida charges that include murder with a firearm.

Cameron County prosecutor Edward Sandoval says Riess will attend an extradition hearing Monday to send her to Florida.

Minnesota authorities say Riess is suspected in the shooting death of David Riess, whose body was found at their home in Blooming Prairie, Minnesota, in late March.

Investigators believe Lori Riess then fled to Florida where she killed Pamela Hutchinson in Fort Myers Beach, intending to steal her identity.

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

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