Kaitlin Marie Armstrong, Suspected Of Killing Professional Biker Anna Wilson, Flees To NYC
A woman has gone from suspect to fugitive when she fled on Wednesday from Austin, Texas to New York City after police “mistakenly released her” even though she was believed to be involved in killing professional cyclist Anna Moria “Mo” Wilson.
Kaitlin Marie Armstrong, an Austin-based real-estate agent and yoga teacher, is a prime suspect thought to have shot Wilson. The current police theory is that the shooting occurred due to romantic jealousy as Wilson was reportedly seen on dates with her boyfriend, cyclist Colin Strickland. Strickland dropped Wilson off at a friend’s house on the evening of May 11. A vehicle registered to Armstrong was spotted in surveillance footage near the house.
Police arrived at the friend’s house at 10 p.m. and found Wilson shot. She was pronounced dead at the scene, and ballistic reports returned later would link the gun used to a gun found at Armstrong and Strickland’s house.
The release error occurred after Armstrong was booked a day later on a separate misdemeanor charge. She was questioned about her vehicle being near the scene of the shooting, but she quickly refused to interview. Police then say she was “mistakenly released” because her birth date on their warrant was incorrect.
A homicide warrant for Armstrong’s arrest was issued on May 17. However, if surveillance videos are accurate, Armstrong had already left the state three days earlier on May 14. The U.S. Marshals Service announced that Armstrong was spotted in the Austin-Bergstrom airport, where she then flew regionally to Houston and finally took a connecting flight to LaGuardia Airport in New York City.
According to the U.S. Marshals press release, she was last seen in a black shirt with a central pink design on the chest, white jeans, a blue denim jacket and white tennis shoes along with a black face mask. She also could have been holding a yoga mat.
She is approximately 5 feet 8 inches tall and around 125 pounds. Anyone who has knowledge of Armstrong’s whereabouts is encouraged to call the US Marshals at 1-800-336-0102.