Cyclist murderer Kaitlin Armstrong who is a yoga teacher on the run caught by U.S Marshalls in Costa Rica. Kaitlin Armstrong was apprehended at a Santa Teresa Beach hostel in Costa Rica, The US Marshals Lone Star Fugitive Task Force said in a statement.
The statement went on to say that a joint investigation by the Marshals and Homeland Security Investigations discovered that Armstrong fled the country on May 18th using a fraudulent passport. Authorities were able to track her movement as she boarded a United Airlines flight to San Jose at Newark airport and arrived there that evening.
Armstrong was using a false passport to leave the country. Armstrong is wanted in connection to the death of Wilson . Law enforcement found Wilson ‘bleeding and unconscious’ after sustaining multiple gunshot wounds on May 11 at her friend’s apartment in Austin. Killing her in a jealous rage
It was discovered on May 13 that Armstrong sold her black Jeep Grand Cherokee to a car dealership in Austin for $12, days before she fled the country.
Police were tipped off by an anonymous informant who told them that Armstrong flew into a rage upon discovering that her fellow cyclist Strickland was romantically involved with Wilson in January 2022. The informant said that Armstrong became ‘furious and shaking with anger and threatened to kill both Strickland and Wilson.
The U.S. Marshals Office of International Operations, Homeland Security Investigations, and the Department of State Diplomatic Security Service, working with authorities in Costa Rica, located and arrested Kaitlin Marie Armstrong June 29 at a hostel on Santa Teresa Beach in Provincia de Puntarenas.
Armstrong, 34, will be deported and returned to the U.S.
Members of the U.S. Marshals-led Lone Star Fugitive Task Force and Homeland Security Investigations recently discovered that Armstrong, using a fraudulent passport, had boarded United Airlines Flight 1222 from Newark International Airport at 5:09 p.m. EST on May 18 and arrived in San Jose, Costa Rica, at 8:27 p.m. EST.
“The Marshals Service elevated the Kaitlin Armstrong investigation to major case status early in this investigation, which likely played a key role in her capture after a 43-day run,” said U.S. Marshal for the Western District of Texas Susan Pamerleau. “This is an example of combining the resources of local, state, federal and international authorities to apprehend a violent fugitive, bring an end to that run and hopefully a sense of closure to the victim’s family.”
The U.S. Marshals Lone Star Fugitive Task Force located Armstrong’s black Jeep Grand Cherokee last week and learned that Armstrong sold the vehicle May 13 to a CarMax dealership in south Austin for $12,200 dollars. Armstrong was provided a check from the dealership a day after being questioned by Austin authorities. She departed the Austin airport on May 14.
Investigators learned that Armstrong was dropped off at the Newark Liberty International Airport on May 18, a day after Austin police issued a homicide warrant for her arrest.
She is suspected of the May 11 murder of Anna Moriah Wilson.
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