U.S. Marshals Continue Search for Austin Homicide Suspect Sought in Cyclist’s Murder

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Austin, TX
– The U.S. Marshals Lone Star Fugitive Task Force assisting with the
fugitive investigation of an Austin woman wanted for homicide has
learned that the suspect was dropped off at the Newark Liberty
International Airport May 18, a day after Austin police obtained a
warrant for her arrest.
A search of outbound flights at the Newark
airport revealed no reservations had been made under the name
Kaitlin Marie Armstrong.
The U.S. Marshals have upgraded the Armstrong
investigation to major case status and are offering up to
$5,000 as reward for information
leading to her arrest.
Armstrong, 34, is suspected of killing Anna
Moriah Wilson, 25, a Vermont native and world class cyclist who was in
Austin for a race. Police responding to a call May 11 at a residence in
the 1700 block of Maple Avenue in east Austin discovered Wilson bleeding
and unconscious from multiple gunshot wounds. They performed CPR on her,
but she was pronounced dead at the scene.
Austin police requested assistance from the Lone
Star Fugitive Task Force – Austin Division to locate and apprehend
Armstrong.
Investigators have determined Armstrong was at
the Austin International Bergstrom Airport on May 14 at approximately
12:30 p.m. She boarded Flight #WN2262 from ABIA to Houston Hobby Airport
and then boarded a connecting Southwest Airlines Flight #WN30 to New
York LaGuardia Airport.
On May 25 investigators obtained from the U.S.
District Court in the Western District of Texas another warrant for
Armstrong for unlawful flight to avoid prosecution.
“Kaitlin Armstrong is accused of a very serious
crime that she needs to answer for,” said U.S. Marshal for the western
District of Texas Susan Pamerleau. “The best thing she can do at this
point, wherever she is, is surrender to authorities, so she can return
safely to Austin and answer the charges against her. She needs to know
the Marshals are not going to stop looking for her.”
Armstrong is white, stands 5 feet 8 inches and
weighs approximately 125 pounds. She has light brown long, curly hair
and hazel eyes and 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, a black COVID mask, and a possible yoga
mat carrier on her shoulders.
Anyone with information on Armstrong’s
whereabouts is urged to contact the U.S. Marshals Service Communications
Center at 1-800-336-0102 or submit a
tip using the USMS Tips app.
Tips may also be sent to the Capital Area Crime
Stoppers at 1-800-893-8477.
Media wishing to arrange an interview on this
case are to contact Deputy U.S. Marshal Brandon Filla at
Brandon.Filla@usdoj.gov 

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Members of the Lone Star Fugitive Task Force in Austin:

Austin Police Department-Tactical
Intelligence Unit

Georgetown and Round Rock Police Department’s

Travis, Caldwell, Hays, Williamson, and
Bastrop County Sheriff’s Office’s

Texas Attorney General’s Office

Texas Department of Criminal Justice OIG

Texas Department of Public Safety

U.S. Immigration & Customs Enforcement

U.S. DHS/Homeland Security Investigations.

Additional information about the U.S. Marshals Service can be found
at http://www.usmarshals.gov.

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