Woman Killed Stranger Who Looked Like Her So She Could Steal Her Identity: Police

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Authorities are searching for a 56-year-old woman who allegedly killed a woman who looked like her so she could assume her identity, officials said.

Lois Riess is wanted for the killing of 59-year-old Pamela Hutchinson, who was shot to death in her Fort Myers, Fla., condo, according to the Lee County Sheriff's Office.

Riess befriended Hutchinson at the Smokin' Oyster Brewery, authorities said, and surveillance video shows the two women talking.

"Riess may look like anyone's mother or grandmother, but she's an absolute cold-blooded murderer," Lee County Undersheriff Carmine Marceno told NBC Monday.

The Minnesota grandmother is also wanted in connection with the shooting death of her husband, David, whose body was found in their rural home. Police said Riess is believed to have driven south, hitting a casino in Iowa before arriving in Florida. 

She is armed and dangerous and should not be approached, authorities said. 

She was last seen in Corpus Christi, Texas, they said.


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