June 6, 2022
The U.S. Marshals Service has announced a $5,000 reward for information leading to the capture of Kaitlin Armstrong, a Texas woman accused of gunning down a professional cyclist in a love triangle involving her boyfriend, Fox News reported.
Armstrong, 34, is wanted in the shooting death of Moriah “Mo” Wilson, a California 25-year-old who police allege Armstrong shot in a friend’s Austin apartment prior to a cycling competition nearby.
Prior to Wilson’s slaying, she’d spent part of the evening with Colin Strickland, Armstrong’s 35-year-old boyfriend.
Investigators revealed Monday that Armstrong “was dropped off at the Newark Liberty International Airport May 18, a day after Austin police obtained a warrant for her arrest.” However, the woman’s name was not linked to any of the outbound flights from Newark airport at the time, according to law enforcement authorities.
“Kaitlin Armstrong is accused of a very serious crime that she needs to answer for,” said U.S. Marshal for the western District of Texas Susan Pamerleau. “The best thing she can do at this point, wherever she is, is surrender to authorities, so she can return safely to Austin and answer the charges against her. She needs to know the Marshals are not going to stop looking for her.”
May 24, 2022
AUSTIN, Texas – The search continues for the Austin-area cyclist accused of shooting and killing a rising star in the sport in what has been described as a love triangle.
Last week, the Austin Police Department obtained an arrest warrant for 34-year-old Kaitlin Armstrong. She is accused of shooting and killing Moriah Wilson at an East Austin apartment on May 11.
Wilson, 25, had flown from Colorado to Texas earlier that week to prepare for the Gravel Locos race in Hico, where she was a favorite to win, FOX 7 Austin reported.
Wilson recently captured a victory in the Belgian Waffle Ride in California.
Police say Armstrong disappeared and has not been seen since May 13.
Kaitlin Armstrong (U.S. Marshals Service)
According to the arrest warrant affidavit by Austin police, Armstrong was dating Colin Strickland, another star cyclist. Wilson had also been romantically involved with Strickland.
Surveillance videos and ballistics appear to connect Armstrong to Wilson’s murder, police said.
Read arrest warrant details here.
NEW: The Austin cycling community has organized a memorial ride for Moriah Wilson, a cyclist murdered while visiting last week. It will be Sunday at 5:30 at Republic Square to Deep Eddy Pool, the last place she visited before she was killed. pic.twitter.com/AOdjWd5hPf
— Tony Plohetski (@tplohetski) May 23, 2022
The U.S. Marshals Service distributed a wanted poster last week and asked for anyone with information about Armstrong’s whereabouts to call 1-800-336-0102.
Tips may also be sent to the Capital Area Crime Stoppers at 1-800-893-8477.