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.
A Minnesota grandmother accused of murder in two states is the focus of a nationwide search this morning. Police believe 56-year-old Lois Riess killed her husband, David, & then killed a woman who looked like her to steal the woman's identity. @tonydokoupil reports: pic.twitter.com/gEkcXcVRNV
— CBS This Morning (@CBSThisMorning) April 17, 2018
"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.