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Man found dead at wax worm farm had multiple gunshot wounds, wife is person of interest

His wife is a person of interest, and is believed to be armed.

The man found dead at a wax worms farm in Blooming Prairie has been identified as the husband of the woman wanted in connection with his death.

David Riess, 54, died as a result of multiple gunshot wounds on Friday, Mar. 23 in rural Dodge County, the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension said.

His body was found at Prairie Wax Worm Farms at 75859 US Hwy 218, just outside of Blooming Prairie, which also his home address.

Police on Sunday put out an alert to find Lois Ann Riess, 56, who has now been confirmed as the victim's wife.

She's a person of interest in the homicide.

She is described as 5’5”, 165 pounds with brown eyes and light blonde hair. She is likely driving a white, 2005 Cadillac Escalade, Minnesota license plate 864-LAE. 

Investigators believe she may be armed, and urge the public to call 911 with information on her whereabouts, but do not approach her.

She is known to frequent casinos.

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