Authorities looking for woman in fatal shooting

Published 1:21 pm Tuesday, March 27, 2018

By Mike Stoll

The Dodge County Sheriff’s Office announced Monday that the Southern Minnesota Regional Medical Examiner’s Office identified David Riess, 54, of Blooming Prairie, as the victim of a homicide that occurred last Friday.

His wife, Lois Ann Riess, 56, is being sought by law enforcement as a person of interest in the murder. Prior to the announcement, David Riess’ death was ruled “suspicious.” He died from multiple gunshot wounds.

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She is 5 feet 5 inches, 165 pounds with brown eyes and light blonde hair. She is likely driving a white 2005 Cadillac Escalade with Minnesota license plate 864LAE. She is known to frequent casinos.

David and Lois Riess resided at 75859 U.S. Highway 218 in Blooming Prairie.

Investigators believe Lois Ann Riess is armed and urge the public to call 911 with information on her whereabouts, but do not approach her.

The Dodge County Sheriff’s Office is conducting the investigation with assistance from the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension.