NEW YORK (KXAN) — Kaitlin Armstrong, the native Vermonter accused of murdering pro cyclist Anna Moriah Wilson in Austin earlier this month, fled to New York City just three days after the crime. That’s according to U.S. Marshals addressing the case on Wednesday.
U.S. Marshals said Armstrong, 34, was at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport on May 14 around 12:30 p.m. She boarded a flight (#WN2262) to Houston Hobby Airport, then got on a connecting Southwest Airlines flight (#WN30) to LaGuardia Airport.
That was days before the arrest warrant was issued for Armstrong on May 17. Wilson was shot and killed the evening of May 11 at a home in east Austin. She was in Texas preparing to compete in a race in Hico, according to VeloNews.
U.S. Marshals described Armstrong as white, standing 5 feet, 8 inches tall, and weighing around 125 pounds. She has hazel eyes and long, curly, light brown hair. She was last seen on surveillance video wearing a blue denim jacket, black shirt with a pink design on the chest, white jeans, black-and-white tennis shoes, and a black COVID mask with a possible yoga mat holder on her shoulders.
On May 20, U.S. Marshals asked for the public’s help in finding Armstrong. Members of the Lone Star Fugitive Task Force are working on the investigation and pursuing leads. Earlier this week, U.S. Marshals said agents believed she was still in the Austin area because of her ties to the community. If you or someone you know has information about Armstrong or her whereabouts, contact the U.S. Marshals Service Communications Center at (800) 336-0102 or submit a tip online.