HOUSTON — A double murder suspect on the run is believed to be headed to Corpus Christi via Houston.
Law enforcement is asking the community to be on the lookout for the woman, because anyone who looks like her may be in danger.
Undersheriff Carmine Marceno with the Lee County Sheriff’s Office in Fort Myers, Fla., called 56-year-old Lois Ann Riess armed and dangerous.
Riess is wanted in connection with two murders in two states, and Marceno believes she may be in Texas.
A nationwide search is underway for Riess. Marceno said Riess’ mode of operation is to befriend women who resemble her and steal their identity.
She’s wanted for shooting and killing 59-year-old Pamela Hutchinson in Fort Myers on Monday.
“Further investigation revealed that Ms. Hutchinson was targeted by the suspect due to the similarities in their appearance,” Marceno said.
Also, he said Riess may be impersonating her victim.
“Ms. Hutchinson’s purse was found to be in disarray and all cash, credit cards and identification appeared to be removed," Marceno said.
Officials say Riess stole the victim’s car, which is described as a white Acura TL with Florida tags #Y37TAA.
In addition, Riess is a person of interest in the murder of her husband in Dodge County, Minn., last month.
Riess faces multiple charges including homicide, grand theft and criminal use of personal information.
If you have any information on Riess’ whereabouts, you’re asked to call police.