Whoever gets to Texas first gets to extradite accused FMB murderer

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Investigators are seeking to extradite to Florida the Minnesota grandmother accused of killing her husband and a Florida woman in an effort to steal her identity, police said Saturday. She always had a smile on her face.

Authorities there have charged Riess with second-degree murder, ID theft and grand theft auto in the death of 59-year-old Pamela Hutchinson.

South Padre Island Police Chief, Randy Smith tells CHANNEL 5 NEWS detectives executed a warrant Friday night to search Riess' vehicle and the hotel room she was staying in.

"He asked her, 'How many people?' and she said, 'No, no, I'm just looking at the menu.' You know and I'm looking at it and I go I know this is the lady", Higginbotham said.

Both Florida and Minnesota authorities have been given a 10 day window to pick her up and transport her to their state.

Riess was reportedly arrested about 30 minutes nearby by USA marshals.

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Marshals said Riess let her guard down when entering the establishment.

She will likely face additional larceny charges in Minnesota, according to Lee County deputies. The first state to send their authorities to retrieve her will get her.

Riess had been spotted most recently gambling at a casino in Iowa.

Surveillance videos released just hours before Riess was caught showed her walking away from the Marina Village in Fort Meyers Beach soon after she allegedly killed Hutchinson.

Riess was arrested in Texas.

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