Lois Riess

Courtesy of Lee County Florida
May 24, 2019 - 6:36 am
Lois Riess, the Blooming Prairie woman who was on the run for nearly a month following two shooting deaths, is now officially charged with murder in Minnesota. The 57-year-old Riess is accused of killing her husband and stealing $11,000 dollars of his money in March 2018, eventually finding her way...
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Courtesy of Lee County Florida
Sloane Martin
October 31, 2018 - 5:45 am
The southern Minnesota woman accused of killing her husband and a Florida woman is due back in court Wednesday. Lois Riess, 56, of Blooming Prairie is charged with first-degree murder in connection to the death of Pamela Hutchinson. Prosecutors say she tried to steal the woman's identity while on...
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Lois Riess mug shot
Lee County, Florida
June 11, 2018 - 6:11 am
Lois Riess, the Blooming Prairie woman accused of killing her husband and a Fort Myers woman before being hunted down after being on the run for a month, was arraigned in Florida Monday morning for first-degree murder. The 56-year-old Riess did not appear in the courtroom for the hearing. She has...
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Courtesy of Lee County Florida
WCCO Radio Newsroom
May 30, 2018 - 2:45 pm
The Blooming Prairie, Minnesota woman dubbed “Losing Streak Lois” made her first court appearance over the weekend in Fort Myers, Florida. Lois Riess, 56, is facing several felony charges including homicide, grand theft, grand theft auto and identify fraud in Lee County. On Sunday, via video...
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Courtesy of Dodge County Sheriff
Edgar Linares
May 02, 2018 - 2:51 pm
Newly released court documents in Lee County, Florida show a striking resemblance between the killings of a Blooming Prairie man and a Florida woman, allegedly by Lois Riess. On April 9, authorities were called to a hotel in Fort Myers Beach after getting a report of a dead body discovered in a...
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Courtney of Dodge County Sheriff's Office
April 23, 2018 - 6:31 am
Double murder suspect Lois Riess of Blooming Prairie remains jailed in south Texas, and may be taken to Florida this week to face charges in the death of a woman there. Riess, 56, was arrested last Thursday in South Padre Island, Texas about a month after her 54-year-old husband was found dead in...
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By Edgar Linares
April 17, 2018 - 8:37 pm
As the nationwide manhunt continues for a Blooming Prairie women suspected in two murders, residents in the small southern Minnesota town are left with many questions. “Most people, it just seems like they’re in shock,” said Hailey Schroeder, who works at a Blooming Prairie restaurant close to Lois...
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