Woman dubbed ‘Killer Grandma’ for murders, identity theft detailed on ‘Dateline’


(NBC NEWS) – Friday’s all-new “Dateline NBC” reveals new details on the massive nationwide manhunt to capture Lois Riess.

Dubbed “Killer Grandma,” Riess murdered her husband in Minnesota before fleeing to Florida, where she killed and stole the identity of Pam Hutchinson, a woman she had just met.

Here’s a preview of Dennis Murphy’s report:

Out on the beach, it was a day made for flip-flops. Bright sun on white sand, sparkling water as far as the eye could see.

But a few blocks away, darkness of the worst kind had descended on a high-rise timeshare. Unit 404 had become a crime scene.

A woman had been murdered. A visitor.

TARUS WOELK: It just– like, why? What– what drove this person to do this?

 JACLYN BEVIS: Everyone kind of looked to their left and looked to their right and said, “How could this happen right here?”

Tonight “Dateline” will have the first sit-down TV interview with a woman befriended by Riess.

Watch “Dateline” tonight on NBC4 at 9 p.m.

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