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Austin woman wanted for murder of professional cyclist who dated her boyfriend, police say

AUSTIN – The U.S. Marshals Lone Star Fugitive Task Force is looking for an Austin woman accused of killing a professional cyclist who as soon as dated her boyfriend.

Kaitlin Marie Armstrong, 35, is wanted for the taking pictures loss of life of Anna “Mo” Wilson, 25, on May 11.

Austin police stated they responded to a house within the 1700 block of Maple Avenue in East Austin after a good friend discovered Wilson bleeding and unconscious from a number of gunshot wounds. She was pronounced useless on the scene.

ABC News reported that an arrest warrant affidavit states that Wilson was in Austin to compete in a race and was staying with a good friend. Cycling journal Velo stated Wilson was a favourite to win the May 14 Gravel Locos race in Hico.

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Earlier on the night time she was murdered, Wilson met up with one other professional cyclist, Colin Strickland, to go swimming, the affidavit states. Strickland advised investigators that he and Armstrong had dated for about three years and at the moment reside collectively however that he had a romantic relationship with Wilson throughout their temporary breakup final fall.

The affidavit acknowledged that Strickland was nonetheless in touch with Wilson who was listed below a faux title in his contacts. He advised investigators he deleted textual content messages from Wilson “to prevent Armstrong from finding them.”

Text messages from the night time Wilson was killed confirmed that Strickland lied to Armstrong about his whereabouts “to hide he was with Wilson throughout the evening,” ABC News quoted from the affidavit.

The affidavit acknowledged that sources advised investigators Armstrong came upon in regards to the romantic relationship between Strickland and Wilson and was “so angry Armstrong wanted to kill Wilson.”

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Surveillance video confirmed Armstrong’s 2012 Jeep Cherokee stopping outdoors the residence the place Wilson was killed on the night time of her murder. On May 12, investigators requested her about that video proof however Armstrong didn’t supply any clarification, the affidavit states.

Armstrong has since deleted her social media accounts and has not been seen or heard from since May 13, in keeping with the affidavit.

She may nonetheless be driving her black Jeep Cherokee, plate #LDZ5608.

Anyone with data on Armstrong’s whereabouts is urged to contact the U.S. Marshals Service Communications Center at 1-800-336-0102 or submit a tip utilizing the USMS Tips app.

Tips can also be despatched to the Capital Area Crime Stoppers at 1-800-893-8477.

Strickland launched an announcement about Wilson’s murder expressing “torture about my proximity to this horrible crime.” Austin-Statesman reporter Tony Plohetski posted Strickland’s assertion on Twitter.

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