Murder case evidence includes duct tape, guns

Published 9:56 pm Wednesday, July 25, 2018

MINNEAPOLIS — Box cutters, a roll of duct tape, rubber gloves and two handguns were among the items collected as evidence in the case of a Minnesota woman accused of killing her Florida look-alike.

Lois Riess

Investigators in Florida released hundreds of photos and a list of evidence Wednesday in their case against Lois Riess . The 56-year-old Blooming Prairie woman is charged with murder in the April death of Pamela Hutchinson in a Fort Myers Beach, Florida, condo. Prosecutors have said they intend to seek the death penalty.

Riess is also accused of killing her husband, David Riess, before leading authorities on a manhunt. Murder charges in Minnesota are pending.

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The Star Tribune reported the list of evidence also includes maps and written directions from Florida to Texas, where Riess was caught after Hutchinson’s death.