A Texas woman has been charged with shooting a growing professional cyclist Authorities said Thursday that the woman sold her jeep to a local car dealer before heading to Lam after she became angry at her previous relationship with her boyfriend.
Caitlin Mary ArmstrongThe 25-year-old amateur cyclist and yoga teacher, who went missing for more than a month, faces charges of murder. Anna Moria Wilson, From Vermont, Austin, for the upcoming race. Armstrong is currently being rewarded with $ 21,000 for information leading to her arrest on murder charges, and is believed to be jealous of Colin Strickland, who had brief contact with Wilson, and by murder officials who saw her the day she died.
The U.S. Marshall Lone Star Fugitive Task Force painted a picture of 34-year-old Armstrong on Thursday.
Authorities say Wilson was two days later Was found shot dead At an Austin apartment, Armstrong sold his black Jeep Grand Cherokee to a Carmex dealership in south Austin for $ 12,200.
“The check was issued to Armstrong from the dealership a day after he was questioned by Austin officials,” the marshals said Thursday. “She left Austin Airport on May 14.”
Investigators now believe Armstrong boarded a flight from Austin International Bergstrom Airport to Houston that afternoon, before boarding a southwest flight connecting to LaCordia Airport in New York.
On May 18, Armstrong was last seen being dropped off at Newark Liberty International Airport – one day after Austin police issued a murder warrant for his arrest in connection with Wilson’s murder. Authorities say Armstrong flew to a New Jersey airport, but was found to have no flight bookings for the departing flight.
In his video at the airport, Armstrong showed off a blue denim jacket, white jeans, a black goggle mask and a yoga mat over his shoulder.
For Debra Cronin, who married Wilson’s grandfather, the idea that Armstrong was able to avoid the authorities for more than a month was “really sad.”
Wilson noted that 15 years had been a part of his life and that he could not get his mind around the idea that “Moriah was brutally murdered by a yoga teacher — it wasn’t so much Zen — but that teacher”. Get rid of it! “
“It’s unbelievable that someone could escape murder now,” Cronin told The Daily Beast. “The police kept her in their custody and they released her! It sucks. Moriah deserves justice, nothing added.
Just before 10pm on May 11, officers received a call from a friend of Wilson’s — who was staying — and found her with multiple gunshot wounds. When officers arrived, they saw the friend doing CPR and several cartridge covers on the floor. Authorities later announced that Wilson was dead.
Before he died, authorities learned that Wilson had gone swimming and had dinner with Strickland. The champion gravel racer was described by his supporter, Red Bull, one of the “leading lights” of the game. Wilson is believed to have wandered around Strickland at 8:36 pm and returned home.
Footage from a neighbor’s security camera obtained by Fox 7 gave police their first clue. A minute after Wilson returned from a swim with Strickland, he was shown a “dark SUV” drive past a friend’s house at 8:37 p.m.
“The dark SUV then slowed down and stopped directly next to it [the friend’s] Residence, ”according to the affidavit of possible reason for Armstrong’s arrest. “A large bicycle rack was mounted on the trailer hitch of the SUV, a luggage rack mounted on the roof and looked like chrome around the windows.
The next day, officers went to Strickland’s home and found the 2012 Jeep Cherokee chromed around a large bicycle rack mounted on the vehicle’s trailer hitch, a luggage rack on the roof and windows that looked like the same vehicle. Observed in surveillance scenes.
Strickland said he and Armstrong had been together for about three months and had agreed to briefly date Wilson in October 2021. He said Armstrong returned home in his jeep at about 9:30 the night before.
Authorities briefly interviewed Armstrong after discovering he had a blatantly false warrant for service charge theft. During the interview, he said, “Armstrong was confronted with video evidence of his vehicle. [and] She has no explanation as to why it was in the area and did not make any denial around the statements made to her, ”the affidavit continued.
However, Armstrong was released after detectives determined the warrant was “invalid” and he was free to leave.
This shocked those who knew Wilson to the authorities – and to some extent, the awe of being so successful in avoiding the arrest of a convicted murderer.
“It’s like she disappeared into the thin air,” Cronin said.