A USA woman who "smiles and looks like anyone's mother or grandmother" has been accused by police of befriending another woman so that she could murder her and steal her identity.
Lois Riess, 56, of Blooming Prairie, Minn., is considered armed and unsafe, the Dodge County Sheriff's Office in Minnesota said Tuesday as it announced the $5,000 reward from the United States Marshals Service as well as a reward of up to $1,000 from Florida Crime Stoppers.
Riess is accused of killing her husband at their residence outside of Blooming Prairie in March and a Florida woman vacationing in Fort Myers Beach last week. Authorities say she stole Hutchinson's vehicle, which has been seen in Louisiana and Texas.
The Lee County Sheriff's Office warned Riess' motive of operation is to "befriend women who resemble her and steal their identity".
Investigators say Riess has since driven 1,300 miles along the Gulf Coast until her last known sighting in Corpus Christi, Texas. Those charges are expected to be filed within the next couple days.
As Riess criss-crosses the country in Hutchinson's Acura, investigators warn she is "armed and risky". "That's really the only thing that could resonate with my system.it's just evil that flowed through". Police say the same gun was used in both slayings.
Authorities learned that Lois Riess may have been at Diamond Jo Casino in Iowa.
Authorities warned that, when she runs out of resources, she may kill again.
Anyone who has information on Riess' whereabouts is urged to contact the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension tip-line at 1-877-996-6222.