Investigators release surveillance videos of suspect in Fort Myers Beach murder case
Surveillance videos of Lois Riess, a suspect in a multi-state murder investigation, were released Tuesday.
The videos, obtained by WINK News from the Lee County Sheriff’s Office, were taken from the Ocala area, but the details surrounding them are limited.
Pamela Hutchinon’s family spoke out on Monday after Hutchinson was found dead on Fort Myers Beach.
“She was giving to a fault — to her death,” said Daniele Jeffreys, Hutchinson’s cousin.
The Lee County Sheriff’s Office released new video that is being used as evidence in the case against murder suspect, Lois Reiss.
In the video above, Lois Reiss in a pale blue shirt and grey hair, is seen at the Smokin’ Oyster Brewery on April 5, 2018 at about 5:40 p.m. In the video, she is allegedly talking to Hutchinson who is seen on the far left.
Investigators from all over the country are working to find a woman they say killed two people, including one person vacationing on Fort Myers Beach.
Lois Riess is accused of murdering 59-year-old Pamela Hutchinson on Fort Myers Beach earlier this week. She’s also accused of killing her husband in Minnesota, taking off with his car and stealing $20,000 from his bank account.
“Suspect Riess, although she make look like anyone’s mother or grandmother, she’s an absolute cold blooded murderer. She was observed last on April 5 at about 7:45 p.m. through video surveillance befriending our victim locally on Fort Myers Beach,” said Undersheriff Carmine Marceno with the Lee County Sheriff’s Office.
Riess was last spotted in Texas.
“We can estimate how long that the deceased had been there. We don’t have an exact time frame, we can estimate. I can tell you that the suspect fled Lee county to an unknown direction. She’s at large at this time,” Marceno said.
Lee County detectives and the U.S. Marshall’s Office think Riess may be running short on resources after being on the run, and could even be looking for another victim to befriend and kill who looks like her.
“Unknown why or where she’s traveling to but we do know she’s on the run and again, as her resources go away, she may strike again. Everyone must use extreme caution and help us and assist us to bring this fugitive to justice,” Marceno said.
Marceno thinks Riess may be heading to Mexico, which is why he’s pushing for the nation’s help before she can strike again, or get across the border.
“She could be anywhere at this time,” Marceno said. “Our suspect loves to gamble, she loves casinos, she could be anywhere at anytime. 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.”