Female held in 2 deaths Inclined to Be extradited into Florida

Nellie Chapman
April 24, 2018

The Minnesota grandmother accused of killing two people made her first court appearance in Texas over the weekend.

George Higgenbottom tells WINK he recognized Riess when she stepped into the restaurant where he works on South Padre Island.

'She had a smile on her face like a vacationer, not really anxious that people were looking for her.

Cameron County prosecutor Edward Sandoval says Riess will attend an extradition hearing Monday to send her to Florida. Investigators believe she used the same gun to fatally shoot 59-year-old Pamela Hutchinson of Bradenton, Florida.

Investigators say Riess will be extradited to Florida in next 10 days to face murder, grand theft and additional charges.

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US marshals arrested Riess at a South Padre Island restaurant at 8:25 p.m. Thursday following a tip from a restaurant worker. Once the legal process plays out there, she will come back home to Minnesota to face another round of those charges. A judge gave Minnesota and Florida authorities 10 days to get her.

Riess went missing in March after her husband was found dead.

She then traveled to Florida, where she was seen on surveillance video talking with her alleged second victim, Hutchinson, who bore a resemblance to Riess.

Earlier Thursday, new information showed that Riess had stopped at a Louisiana casino and won a jackpot prize.

Riess was arrested in Texas.

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