Relative of victim killed by woman on alleged crime spree 'afraid' she'll kill again

PHOTO: Pamela Hutchinson is seen here in this surveillance video released by Lee County Sheriffs Office meeting with suspect Lois Riess in Fort Myers, Fla.PlayLee County Sheriff's Office
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The ex-stepdaughter of a Florida woman shot dead -- allegedly by a woman seeking to steal her identity -- said she was "in total shock" to learn what happened to her beloved family member.

Lois Riess, 56, is wanted for allegedly fatally shooting her husband in Minnesota and then killing and stealing the identity of 59-year-old Pamela Hutchinson in Florida.

PHOTO: An undated photo of Lois Riess who is wanted in connection with two killings, according to the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension. Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension
An undated photo of Lois Riess who is wanted in connection with two killings, according to the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension.

With Riess still on the run, Hutchinson's former stepdaughter, Robin Barry, told ABC News she feels very nervous.

"I'm just afraid she's gonna get desperate," she said of Riess. "Because she might feel the need for another person's identification ... and hurt someone else, somebody else's family or loved one."

Barry said Hutchinson and her father had been married for 20 years. They divorced two years ago, she said, but "my dad never stopped loving her."

PHOTO: Pamela Hutchinson is seen here in an undated file photo. Robin Barry
Pamela Hutchinson is seen here in an undated file photo.

Barry was about 25 years old when Hutchinson came into her life, she said. She remembers Hutchinson "as a loving, caring, vibrant person," with a memorable laughter and smile.

"She was so good to my girls," Barry said of Hutchinson's relationship with her daughters, now ages 21 and 19.

PHOTO: Pamela Hutchinson is seen here in an undated file photo. Robin Barry
Pamela Hutchinson is seen here in an undated file photo.

Hutchinson had "been around since the day they were born," Barry said. "She was just fabulous and loved my girls to pieces."

Barry said Hutchinson had moved from Virginia to Florida a year ago after the divorce.

"She really liked doing a lot for charity work," Barry said. "Trying to make things better in the world."

PHOTO: Pamela Hutchinson is seen here in an undated file photo. Robin Barry
Pamela Hutchinson is seen here in an undated file photo.

After Riess allegedly killed her husband in Minnesota, she allegedly stole his money and then drove to Fort Myers Beach, Florida, authorities said. There, Riess met Hutchinson and then allegedly killed her and stole her ID, credit cards and car, said the Lee County, Florida, Sheriff's Office.

PHOTO: The crime scene where Pamela Hutchinsons body was found at her apartment in Fort Myers, Fla., on April 9, 2018. Lee County Sheriffs Office
The crime scene where Pamela Hutchinson's body was found at her apartment in Fort Myers, Fla., on April 9, 2018.
PHOTO: Surveillance video released by Lee County Sheriffs in Fort Myers, Fla., in the case involving the murder of Pamela Hutchinson. Lee County Sheriffs Office
Surveillance video released by Lee County Sheriff's in Fort Myers, Fla., in the case involving the murder of Pamela Hutchinson.

Barry said she's now constantly checking her phone "looking for an update, hoping she's been caught."

"I don't understand why somebody who's not a professional can evade the law for this amount of time," she said. "It's just mind-blowing."

After allegedly killing Hutchinson, the Lee County Sheriff's Office said Riess used her victim’s ID to withdraw $5,000. On April 6, Riess arrived at a Hilton hotel in the Ocala, Florida, area, where authorities claim she used a stolen credit card to pay for her room, the sheriff's office said.

PHOTO: An undated surveillance photo of Lois Riess at an Ocala, Fla., area hotel, released by the Lee County Sheriffs Office. Lee County Sheriffs Office
An undated surveillance photo of Lois Riess at an Ocala, Fla., area hotel, released by the Lee County Sheriff's Office.
PHOTO: An undated surveillance photo of Lois Riess at an Ocala, Fla., area hotel, released by the Lee County Sheriffs Office. Lee County Sheriffs Office
An undated surveillance photo of Lois Riess at an Ocala, Fla., area hotel, released by the Lee County Sheriff's Office.

Riess was later spotted in Louisiana and the Corpus Christi, Texas, area, but remains at large, the sheriff's office said.

She is expected to continue targeting other women who look like her to steal their identities, authorities said.

The Lee County Sheriff's Office said Mexican authorities and border patrol are on "full alert" that Lois Riess may try to get into Mexico.

Lois Riess is described as having brown eyes and light blonde hair. She is 5-foot-5 and weighs 165 pounds.

PHOTO: An undated surveillance photo of Lois Riess at an Ocala, Fla., area hotel, released by the Lee County Sheriffs Office. Lee County Sheriffs Office
An undated surveillance photo of Lois Riess at an Ocala, Fla., area hotel, released by the Lee County Sheriff's Office.