Michigan resident charged with killing Texas cyclist trapped in Costa Rica – CBS Detroit

(CBS DETROIT) — A 34-year-old woman accused of killing a bicyclist last month in Austin, Texas, has been arrested in Costa Rica.

Kaitlin Marie Armstrong, a Michigan native, was arrested Wednesday at a hotel on the beach of Santa Teresa in the Provincia de Puntarenas, the US Marshals Service said in a press release. She will be deported and returned to the United States.

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Kaitlin Armstrong (courtesy of US Marshals)

“The Marshals Service elevated the Kaitlin Armstrong investigation to a high-case status early in this investigation, which likely played a key role in her arrest after a 43-day run,” said Susan Pamerleau, U.S. Marshal for the Western District. of Texas in a statement. press release.

“This is an example of combining the resources of local, state, federal and international authorities to arrest a violent fugitive, end that run and hopefully create a sense of closure with the victim’s family.”

Armstrong is accused of shooting and killing 25-year-old Anna Moriah Wilson on May 11.

Police found Wilson, a Vermont resident, bleeding from multiple gunshot wounds and unconscious. The world-class cyclist was pronounced dead on the spot.

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According to authorities, Wilson was in Austin for a race at the time of her murder.

Austin Police Department issued a manslaughter warrant against Armstrong on May 17.

Further investigation revealed that she took off from the Austin airport on May 14 and was dropped off at Newark Liberty International Airport in New Jersey on May 18. Authorities discovered she was using a fraudulent passport to board a flight to San Jose, Costa Rica.

On May 25, investigators were issued a warrant for illegal flight to avoid prosecution.

Armstrong’s Jeep Grand Cherokee was found last week and investigators found it had been sold to a CarMax dealer in Austin on May 13.

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