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Accused killer of professional cyclist possibly using alias while still on the run

Kaitlin Armstrong is still on the run after being suspected of killing professional cyclist Mo Wilson. (U.S. Marshals Service)

It’s been a month since 25-year-old professional cyclist Moriah “Mo” Wilson was shot and killed in her East Austin home. Authorities are still in pursuit of her accused killer, Kaitlin Marie Armstrong, and say she may be using a different name.

Private investigators told NewsNation they believe Armstrong may be using her sister’s name, Christine Armstrong, in New York state.

A quick timeline of events:

  • The night of her death, Wilson met with Armstrong’s ex-boyfriend Colin Strickland, a fellow pro cyclist.
  • Strickland said the pair went swimming, then to dinner, before he dropped Wilson off at her home.
  • Video footage shows Armstrong’s Jeep pull up nearby the home within a minute of Wilson arriving home.
  • Wilson is later found dead in her home with multiple gunshot wounds.
  • Armstrong is brought in for questioning the day after the murder and released after appearing “very still and guarded” when confronted with video evidence.
  • Shell casings found on the scene matched a gun belonging to Armstrong.
  • Austin police obtained an arrest warrant for Armstrong on May 17, who is spotted at the Austin airport the next day according to the U.S. Marshals Lone Star Fugitive Task Force.
  • On May 25, another warrant was obtained for unlawful flight to avoid prosecution.

While Wilson’s family said they don’t believe she was romantically involved with anyone, the case is being investigated as a crime of passion.

The case has been designated as a U.S. Marshals Service major case, which brings in more resources to the investigation, and officials consider Armstrong dangerous. According to an anonymous tipster, Armstrong became “furious,” when she found out about the pair’s meeting and wanted to “kill” her.

Authorities believe the longer Armstrong is evading arrest, the more dangerous she may become, so anyone who sees her is encouraged to call 911 instead of approaching her. A $5,000 reward has been issued for information leading to her capture.


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