Blooming Prairie woman suspected in 2 killings waives extradition

Apr 24, 2018, 10:59
Blooming Prairie woman suspected in 2 killings waives extradition

Riess was detained by Authorities in a Texas Gulf Coast pub on Thursday.

The Sea Ranch's manager says no one there recognized her.

Riess had been on the run since at least late March, when her husband, David Riess, was found fatally shot at their home in Blooming Prairie, Minnesota.

"She thanked me, she thanked me", Higginbotham said.

Riess did not stay at Dirty Al's long, Higginbotham said.

Next, undercover U.S. Marshals walk in, quickly place their arms around her and walk her out.

Reiss could be extradited to Florida this week.

Riess is charged with several crimes, including second-degree murder, grand theft of a motor vehicle and criminal use of personal information. A judge gave Minnesota and Florida authorities 10 days to get her.

"He asked her, 'How many people?' and she said, 'No, no, I'm just looking at the menu.' You know and I'm looking at it and I go I know this is the lady", Higginbotham said.

Officials said Riess transferred almost $10,000 from her husband's business account and forged his signature on three checks to herself, totaling $11,000, after his death. They believe she killed the woman to assume her identity.

Officials from Florida and Minnesota have 10 days to pick her up in Texas.

Surveillance videos released just hours before Riess was caught showed her walking away from the Marina Village in Fort Meyers Beach soon after she allegedly killed Hutchinson.

South Padre Island is about 25 miles (40 kilometers) from the nearest border cross into Mexico.

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