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Woman wanted for murder of professional cyclist who was romantically linked to her boyfriend found, arrested in Costa Rica


Update: Kaitlin Armstrong, a fugitive wanted for the murder of Anna Moriah Wilson, has been arrested in Costa Rica, ending a 43-day search.

Armstrong, 34, was accused of fatally shooting Wilson, 25, who Austin police said was romantically linked to Armstrong’s boyfriend – another professional cyclist.

Armstrong was arrested at a hostel on Santa Teresa Beach according to the U.S. Marshals Service.


Gabriel Romero

San Antonio Express-News

Jun. 24—The U.S. Marshals have found a vehicle belonging to Kaitlin Marie Armstrong, 34, an Austin woman suspected of killing Vermont cyclist, Anna Moriah Wilson, 25, who was killed in Austin on May 11 while she was in town for a bike race. The search for Armstrong is ongoing.

On Thursday, June 23, the US Marshals Lone Star Fugitive Task Force found Armstrong’s black Jeep Grand Cherokee, which had been sold to a south Austin CarMax on May 13, according to a news release. Armstrong received $12,000 from the dealership just a day after being questioned by police.

On May 17, Austin police issued a homicide warrant for Armstrong after Wilson was discovered at an east Austin residence with multiple gunshot wounds. Wilson was pronounced dead at the scene.

On May 18, investigators learned Armstrong was last seen being dropped off at the Newark Liberty International Airport but no flight reservations were under her name. Armstrong departed from the Austin Airport on May 14, according to the release.

The task force believes Armstrong boarded a plane around 12:30 p.m. at the Austin International Bergstrom Airport for a flight that took her to New York. A unlawful flight to avoid prosecution arrest warrant was obtained by the task force on May 25.

Armstrong is a 5-foot, 8-inch tall, 125 pound white woman with light brown long curly hair and hazel eyes. She was last seen wearing a blue denim jacket, black shirt with a pink design, white jeans, black and white shoes, a black mask, and a yoga mat carrier.

The case was upgraded to a “major case” by the U.S. Marshals and a $5,000 award with an additional $1,000 added by the Capital Area Crime Stoppers for information on Armstrong. An extra $15,000 was donated by an anonymous donor bringing the total reward for information on Armstrong to $21,000.

Anyone with information about Armstrong’s location can call the U.S. Marshals Service Communications Center at 1-800-336-0102, submit a tip on the USMS tip app or submit tips to the Capital Area Crime Stoppers at 1-800-893-8477.


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