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U.S. Marshals in Texas are urging an Austin lady to show herself in following the shooting death of a romantic rival who was additionally a professional bicycle owner.
Kaitlin Armstrong, 34, is wanted on a warrant in reference to the Could 11 capturing demise of Moriah “Mo” Wilson, a California resident who was staying at a good friend’s house in Austin for a contest on the time of the slaying. She was noticed at a New York Metropolis airport later final month.
Earlier than the assault, Wilson spent the night with one other professional bicycle owner, Colin Strickland, 35, who police say is Armstrong’s boyfriend.
In line with a police report, Strickland allegedly lied to Armstrong about his whereabouts “to cover he was with Wilson all through the night.”
Nonetheless, moments after he dropped Wilson off on the good friend’s house, a Jeep SUV much like the one Armstrong owns confirmed up on surveillance video exterior, in keeping with the police report.
Investigators picked up Armstrong on Could 12 on an unrelated warrant however, regardless of her alleged incapacity to clarify why her SUV confirmed up on video, they finally let her go as a result of a clerical mistake. Then they are saying she flew out of Texas and made her solution to New York Metropolis. A Justice of the Peace approved the warrant on homicide expenses on Could 17.
Deputy U.S. Marshal Brandon Filla informed Fox Information Digital Thursday that the needed suspect ought to flip herself in, alluding to his group’s famed fame for tracking down fugitives.
As of Friday, she remained at giant and was thought-about armed and harmful.
“With somebody that’s actually a primary time offender…then she does this and goes to the extent to the place we will’t find her, she goes to the intense,” he mentioned. “So somebody like that who’s keen on the primary time to go above and past, you don’t know what they’re able to.”
Her legal historical past consists of solely a nonviolent larceny cost for allegedly avoiding a invoice for Botox therapy in 2018. Till she allegedly shot Wilson on Could 11.
An nameless caller informed Austin police on Could 14 that Armstrong had just lately obtained a handgun and allegedly turned infuriated after discovering Strickland was concerned in a romantic relationship with Wilson months earlier. Police mentioned certainly one of two 9 mm handguns recovered at Strickland’s dwelling was “important to the investigation.”
“We’ve received to not less than get this lady,” Filla mentioned. “That’s the objective.”
Dave Allen, a former acquaintance of Armstrong from her hometown in Livonia, Michigan, informed Fox Information Digital she’s at all times been an athlete and that he had seen no indicators of jealousy or violence.
“She was outgoing and good,” he informed Fox Information Digital. “She didn’t have any kind of violent demeanor in any way. That’s why it’s form of surprising.”
Anybody with data on her whereabouts is requested to name the Marshals at 1-800-336-0102 or Capital Space Crime Stoppers at 1-800-893-8477.
She is described as White, 5 toes, eight inches tall and weighing about 125 kilos. She has hazel eyes and was final seen with lengthy, curly hair sporting a blue denim jacket and white denims.