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Blooming Prairie resident on search for Riess: 'I just hope they catch her'

"She looks like anyone's mother or grandmother. She will smile, she's calculated, and she's a killer on the loose."

Posted: Apr 16, 2018 11:27 PM
Updated: Apr 17, 2018 6:52 AM

KIMT NEWS 3 - As the nationwide search for Lois Riess continues, Blooming Prairie community members are speaking out about their thoughts on a familiar face being on the run.

This comes amid the Lee County Sheriff's Office releasing surveillance video Monday that showed Riess talking to the woman she's suspected of murdering in Florida.

Dave Klug lives in Blooming Prairies and said he's one of many who don't want Riess back in the community.

"I just hope they catch her," Klug said, "because you know, I don't doubt that she won't come back here, but everybody just wonders what happened to her. She used to do daycare in this town and a lot of people here knew her and thought she was a good person, and then this happened."

Undersheriff Carmine Marceno with the Lee County Sheriff's Office in Florida is working to make sure everyone knows what Riess is capable of.

"She looks like anyone's mother or grandmother," Marceno said. "She will smile, she's calculated, and she's a killer on the loose."

"We can tell you as her resources go away that she will become more desperate," Merceno said, "and God forbid, strike again."

Klug said he never thought something like this could happen in his small town, and he just wants justice.

"I hope they catch her and she didn't make it to some other country," Klug said, "and she's gotta pay for what she did."

Investigators said Riess likes to gamble, is armed and dangerous, and could be anywhere at this time.

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