Newly released surveillance video shows a woman in a Florida bar smiling and talking with a fellow patron whom police say she later killed so she could steal her identity.
There she came across her twin 59-year-old Pamela Hutchinson in Fort Myers Beach.
Police say Ann Riess, 56 - who is now the target of a multi-state manhunt - was seen chatting with the victim days before she allegedly shot her dead.
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"She smiles and looks like anyone's mother or grandmother", he said of Mrs Riess, who authorities say has three adult children and one grandchild.
On March 23, David Riess' business partner requested police to conduct a welfare check on him as he had not been seen for a couple of weeks.
Marceno further informed that Riess should be considered armed and risky and she may kill someone soon again whenever she is out of money. According to the Star Tribune, police suspect she forged her dead husband's signature before his body was found, transferred almost $10,000 into her account, and headed to a casino across the Iowa border.More news: Indian PM Will Visit Sweden and the UK
"Ms. Hutchinson's purse was found to be in disarray and all cash, credit cards and identification appeared to be removed", Lee County Undersheriff Carmine Marceno said. He also said Reiss has a "gambling problem" and "financial problems". Her identification, credit cards and auto keys were gone. Rose said U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials have her information and the license plate number for Hutchinson's stolen Acura sedan.
Authorities say she stole Hutchinson's auto, which has been seen in Louisiana and Texas. The vehicle has been spotted in Louisiana and Corpus Christi, Texas, since Hutchinson died. "She's the type that doesn't know a stranger".
Authorities said the incident is still under investigation and more charges may be pending.More news: Domino's Will Now Deliver Your Pizza To The Beach
Border patrol agents are on the lookout for her and Hutchinson's family wants Riess apprehended quickly.More news: Newcastle hit back to beat Arsenal