Suspect in slaying of Vermont cyclist returned to US

Published: Jul. 4, 2022 at 6:15 PM EDT|Updated: Jul. 4, 2022 at 8:11 PM EDT
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HOUSTON (WCAX) - The woman suspected in the fatal shooting of a professional cyclist from Vermont has been returned to the United States.

Kaitlin Armstrong, 34, was captured in Costa Rica last week.

She arrived in Houston on Saturday.

Armstrong had been on the run since May when police say she murdered Anna Moriah Wilson, a Vermont native who graduated from Burke Mountain Academy.

The shooting happened in an Austin, Texas, home. Wilson, 25, was found dead on May 11. Austin police issued a murder warrant for Armstrong on May 19.

Authorities said Armstrong sold her vehicle May 13, then flew from Austin to Houston shortly after being questioned that day by authorities about Wilson’s death. She then flew to New York before using a fraudulent passport to fly from Newark, New Jersey, to San Jose, Costa Rica on May 18.

CBS News reports Armstrong was ordered held on $3.5 million bond.

Wilson, a competitive gravel and mountain bike racer known as “Mo,” had been in Austin for a cycling event.

Investigators say Armstrong’s boyfriend had previously dated Wilson, and that may have been a motive for the murder. According to an affidavit, that man has cooperated with investigators and is not a suspect.

FILE: Professional cyclist Anna Moriah Wilson smiles in an undated photo.
FILE: Professional cyclist Anna Moriah Wilson smiles in an undated photo.(Courtesy Photo)

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