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A Texas yoga instructor suspected of killing a professional cyclist she believed was in a relationship with her boyfriend may have fled to New York after the May 11 shooting.
As CrimeOnline previously reported, Moriah “Mo” Wilson, 25, was found shot to death at the home of a friend she was staying with. Court records say she went swimming with Colin Strickland, another pro cyclist, earlier in the day.
Strickland was the boyfriend of murder suspect Kaitlin Marie Armstrong, 34. Strickland told investigators that he had dated Armstrong for about three years, but dated Wilson for a brief period last year while on a “break” from his relationship with Armstrong.
Police said a review of Wilson’s cellphone data convinced them that she believed she was still in a relationship with Strickland, but Wilson’s family said she had told them she wasn’t dating anyone. Police said that Strickland went to lengths to hide his contacts with Wilson, including lying to Armstrong about what he was doing when he went swimming with her.
Auston police issued a warrant for Armstrong’s arrest about a week after the shooting.
US Marshals said on Wednesday that Armstrong was at Austin International Bergstrom Airport on May 14 at about 12:30 p.m. She boarded a flight to Houston Hobby Airport, and then boarded a connecting Southwest Airlines flight to New York LaGuardia.
The marshals provided a surveillance photograph showing Armstrong at the airport wearing a blue denim jacket, a black shirt with a pink design, white jeans, black and white tennis shoes, and a black COVID mask. She may have also had a yoga mat carrier.
Austin police questioned Armstrong about the shooting shortly afterward, but they released her, after which she disappeared.
Anyone with information on Armstrong’s location is asked to contact the U.S. Marshals Service Communications Center at 1-800-336-0102 or submit a tip using the USMS Tips app. You can also submit a tip to Capital Area Crime Stoppers at 1-800-893-8477.
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[Featured image: Kaitlin Armstrong/US Marshals Service]