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Family of Pro-cyclist ‘shot lifeless’ by Yoga teacher says she wasn’t in relationship with anyone

The household of an expert bicycle owner who was shot and killed simply hours after going for a swim with the suspect’s boyfriend says that on the time of her homicide, she was not in a romantic relationship with anyone.  

Anna Moriah Wilson, 25, who went by ‘Mo,’ was discovered lifeless on May 11 whereas attending a biking contest in Austin.

A police tipster, who didn’t need to be recognized, informed investigators that yogi Kaitlin Armstrong, 34, flew right into a rage after discovering that her bicycle owner boyfriend Colin Strickland had an alleged romance with Wilson in January 2022. 

Just hours earlier than the homicide, Wilson had gone swimming with a pal, based on the affidavit which named Strickland because the pal. Strickland later informed police that in a break in his relationship with Armstrong, he briefly dated Wilson. 

That tipster obtained in contact with cops three days after Wilson was murdered and Armstrong was subsequently questioned by cops and later launched. 

She is now being wanted by the authorities over claims that she murdered her boyfriend’s ‘secret lover’ and that she allegedly made threats previous to the incident. 

Armstrong has been charged with first-degree homicide in the case. She continues to be on the run.

Investigators stated that primarily based on their search of Wilson’s telephone, textual content messages indicated that Wilson thought she was ‘nonetheless in a romantic relationship with Strickland though he was at present relationship Armstrong.’

However, the an announcement issued to KXAN by her household says in any other case, clarifying particulars surrounding the alleged romantic relationship.

‘While we won’t elaborate concerning the ongoing investigation, we do really feel it is necessary to make clear that on the time of her dying, these closest to her clearly understood, immediately from Moriah, that she was not in a romantic relationship with anyone,’ the household wrote in the assertion.

Anna Moriah Wilson, 25, who went by 'Mo,' was found dead on May 11 while attending a cycling contest in Austin, Texas

Anna Moriah Wilson, 25, who went by ‘Mo,’ was discovered lifeless on May 11 whereas attending a biking contest in Austin, Texas

Yoga teacher Kaitlin Armstrong has not been seen since May 13 after allegedly murdering Wilson in an apartment in Austin, Texas

Armstrong's boyfriend Colin Strickland (pictured), also a professional cyclist, allegedly had a brief romantic relationship with Wilson in October when he and his girlfriend of three years were on a break

Yoga teacher Kaitlin Armstrong has not been seen since May 13 after allegedly murdering Wilson in an condominium in Austin, Texas. Police consider she could have murdered Wilson in a match of jealous rage after discovering the professional bicycle owner briefly dated her boyfriend,  Colin Strickland

‘We are completely devastated by the loss of our stunning daughter and sister, Anna Moriah Wilson,’ the assertion continued. ‘There aren’t any phrases that may categorical the ache and struggling we’re experiencing attributable to this mindless, tragic loss. Moriah was a proficient, variety, and caring younger girl. Her life was taken from her earlier than she had the chance to realize the whole lot she dreamed of. Our household, and all those that beloved her, will endlessly miss her.’

On the day of Wilson’s homicide, the bicycle owner reportedly informed her pal Caitlin Cash – who referred to as 911 – she was ‘going to satisfy up with pal named Colin to go swimming’ at Austin’s famed Deep Eddy pool. Cash left the residence round 5.30pm and when she returned, she observed the door was unlocked and noticed Wilson ‘mendacity on the lavatory flooring lined in blood and nobody else was inside.’

Cash stated her door requires a ‘distinctive code’ to open and stated she had acquired a notification that the code was used round 5.55pm, exhibiting that the door was locked – indicating that Wilson had left to go swimming, the affidavit stated. She stated she acquired one other notification round 8.30pm, indicating Wilson had returned.

She stated the password had just lately been modified and aside from herself, Wilson was the one different one that knew it.

Strickland informed police he dropped Wilson off round 8.45pm and had stopped in an alleyway to textual content Armstrong: ”Hey! Are you out? Went to drop some flowers for Alison at her sons home up north and my telephone died. Heading house until you will have one other meals suggestion.’

‘Strickland had lied about his whereabouts to Armstrong to cover he was with Wilson all through the night,’ the affidavit stated.

Wilson and Strickland remained friends after their brief romantic relationship and went for a swim at this Austin municipal pool, Deep Eddy, on the day of the murder

Wilson and Strickland remained pals after their temporary romantic relationship and went for a swim at this Austin municipal pool, Deep Eddy, on the day of the homicide

During Wilson and Strickland's secret meet-up, Armstrong's 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee was spotted driving outside the home of Wilson's friend, where the cyclist was staying at

During Wilson and Strickland’s secret meet-up, Armstrong’s 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee was noticed driving exterior the house of Wilson’s pal, the place the bicycle owner was staying at

The car was spotted again that night after Strickland dropped off Wilson

The automobile was noticed once more that evening after Strickland dropped off Wilson

Armstrong’s Jeep was seen by the residence that Wilson was staying at in Austin and had appeared to ‘cease.’ During an interview with police, Armstrong didn’t deny that her car was in the realm on the time, however ‘had no clarification as to why it was in there.’

When the yoga teacher was questioned about her boyfriend’s alleged affair, she reportedly ‘rolled her eyes in an indignant method.’ When authorities requested if she was ‘upset’ and ‘simply in the realm,’ Armstrong reportedly nodded her head and admitted it ‘did not look good,’ the affidavit learn.

Shortly after being questioned concerning the whereabouts of her automobile, she requested to depart the interview and police stated she was ‘very nonetheless’ all through the entire thing. She has since disappeared.

On May 17, a firearm positioned at Strickland’s residence was ‘check fired’ and police have decided it had vital potential’ that that gun might have been used in the crime.

Investigators are additionally probing whether or not train app Strava led Armstrong to Wilson’s location. It is used by runners and cyclists to share train routes, and Wilson’s profile – which has now been deleted – was publicly seen.

Armstrong could've been tracking Wilson through her Strava account. Although now deleted, the fitness tracking app was recording Wilson up to the day of her murder

Armstrong might’ve been monitoring Wilson via her Strava account. Although now deleted, the health monitoring app was recording Wilson as much as the day of her homicide 

She uploaded a cycle route starting and ending on the Austin property the place she was staying on May 11, the date of her dying, disclosing her location.

Armstrong, who’s now being sought by the FBI after being charged with Wilson’s homicide, additionally makes use of Strava.

Her profile has just lately been modified from public to personal, though it is unclear if she made that change herself.

Wilson and Strickland had dated for every week throughout a time when Strickland and Armstrong have been on break final year, however the cyclists remained pals and went out for dinner at Pool Burger earlier than Strickland dropped her off at 8.30pm at a pal’s house in East Austin.

Armstrong didn’t arrive again on the home she shared with Strickland till 9.20pm, he informed police.

On the day of the tour, a Ring digicam captured the second Armstrong’s black 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee was seen driving by the pal’s house in the night, and shortly after Strickland dropped off Wilson.

Moments after the automobile was noticed, Wilson’s pal got here house to search out the bicycle owner lifeless with a number of gunshot wounds.

An arrest warrant has been issued for Armstrong, who stays on the run and has deleted all her social media accounts.

Strickland and Armstrong obtained again collectively shortly after the alleged fling with Wilson however his girlfriend came upon concerning the one-week dalliance in January.

Strickland informed police that he bought two 9mm handguns for him and Armstrong round this time.

Strickland informed detectives that Armstrong the place he was meeting up with Wilson or the place she was staying, however Armstrong could have been in a position to deduce the placement via the Strava health app.

The app was monitoring Wilson’s progress on the day of the homicide as she uploaded a trip that started and ended on the East Austin house she was staying at.  

The solely factor lacking from her room was her bike, which investigators stated they discovered in a bamboo thicket greater than 60 toes from the home.

Strickland on Friday issued an announcement, and insisted his relationship with Wilson was ‘platonic {and professional}.’

He wrote: ‘There is not any strategy to adequately categorical the remorse and torture I really feel about my proximity to this horrible crime.’

He stated he was cooperating absolutely with the police.

‘I admired her vastly, and regarded her a detailed pal,’ he wrote. ‘I’m deeply grieving her loss.’

Wilson was described by her fellow cyclists as being 'all light and laughter'

Wilson was described by her fellow cyclists as being ‘all gentle and laughter’

Wilson was seen as a rising star in the game of biking.

She had simply turned skilled, leaving her job at California-based bike company Specialized. Weeks prior, she had taken the primary lead for elite girls in the Life Time Grand Prix off-road collection.

Wilson had a busy season of racing forward of her, with competitions throughout the United States and in East Africa.

Wilson grew up in East Burke, Vermont.

Her father, Eric Wilson, was in the U.S. ski workforce, whereas her aunt, Laura, competed in the Olympics as a cross-country ski racer.

In an announcement, her household stated: ‘While the tragic loss of Moriah is unfathomable, on the similar time we would like everybody to hitch us in celebrating her life, accomplishments, and love for others.

‘Always pushing tirelessly to succeed in her objectives, we knew she was pursuing that which she beloved. We will miss her terribly and know that each one mourn her with us.’

The household has began a GoFundMe web page with the objective of elevating $100,000 to ‘to assist fund neighborhood organizations that assist youth discover self-confidence, energy, and pleasure via biking, snowboarding, and different actions that Moriah was captivated with.’

She skied competitively all through her youth, persevering with to compete at Dartmouth College, the place she additionally performed soccer.

She graduated with a level in engineering.

‘Moriah Wilson was all gentle and laughter,’ stated Rebecca Rusch, mountain bike and gravel hall-of-famer.

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