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Gambling grandmom wanted for double murder, ID theft

Fifty-six-year-old grandmother Lois Riess is accused of killing her husband in Minnesota and then killing a stranger in Florida to steal her identity. (Source: CNN/Lee County Sheriff’s Office) Fifty-six-year-old grandmother Lois Riess is accused of killing her husband in Minnesota and then killing a stranger in Florida to steal her identity. (Source: CNN/Lee County Sheriff’s Office)

FORT MYERS BEACH, FL (CNN) – Authorities are hoping new video will help them find a Minnesota woman accused of murdering her husband and a Florida woman.

U.S. Marshals released surveillance video Monday showing 56-year-old Lois Riess at a Fort Myers Beach restaurant on April 5.

Officials said the video showed Riess befriending the woman she’s accused of killing – 59-year-old Pamela Hutchinson, who was found shot dead in her home in Fort Myers last week.

Hutchinson’s credit cards, personal information and car are missing.

Authorities believe Riess killed Hutchinson to steal her identity because the two look alike.

Riess was already wanted by authorities for allegedly killing her husband in Blooming Prairie, Minnesota.

She is known to have a gambling addiction and often frequents casinos.

The victim’s car was last spotted in Texas.

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