Federal agents look for Texas woman in alleged love triangle attack

(NewsNation) – A manhunt is underway for a Texas woman accused of shooting and killing a rising Bay Area professional cyclist, according to the US Marshals Service.

Members of the Lone Star Fugitive Task Force are actively conducting a fugitive investigation, seeking clues to the whereabouts of Kaitlin Marie Armstrong, 35, who is suspected of the murder of Anna Wilson, 25, a Vermont resident who was in Austin for a race.

Police found Wilson, who was going through “Mo,” bleeding and unconscious from multiple gunshot wounds after responding to a 911 call on May 11 at an East Austin residence. They resuscitated her, but officials said she was pronounced dead at the scene.

Armstrong is charged with first degree murder, according to an affidavit and the US Marshals Service has issued a wanted poster.

Kaitlin Armstrong
Photos of Kaitlin Armstrong US Marshals

Armstrong is described as a 5 ft 8 in., 125-pound white woman with hazel eyes and brown hair.

According to the search warrant, Wilson was in Austin for a race near Dallas. Bicycle racing outlet VeloNews reported that Wilson was expected to compete in the Gravel Locos race in Hico, about an hour and 20 minutes southwest of Fort Worth.

The arrest affidavit reveals a romantic entanglement, characterizing Wilson’s death as the result of a possible love triangle.

According to court documents, Wilson went swimming in Deep Eddy Pool on the night of the murder with Colin Strickland, another cyclist.

Armstrong and Strickland were dating at the time Wilson was shot, according to the affidavit.

The affidavit went on to explain that Strickland told police during a breakup in his relationship with Armstrong that he met Wilson and began dating.

Investigators said that based on their search for Wilson’s phone, text messages indicated that Wilson believed she was “still in a romantic relationship with Strickland, even though he was currently in a relationship with Armstrong.”

According to local news storiesStrickland released a statement clarifying his relationship with Wilson and expressing “torture over my proximity to this horrific crime.”

Wilson’s family released a statement to NewsNation affiliate KXAN expressing the depth of their loss and clarifying details about Wilson’s alleged romantic relationship with Strickland.

“We are absolutely devastated at the loss of our beautiful daughter and sister, Anna Moriah Wilson. There are no words that can express the pain and suffering we experience as a result of this senseless, tragic loss. Moriah was a talented, kind and caring young woman. Her life was taken from her before she had a chance to achieve everything she dreamed of. Our family, and everyone who loved her, will miss her forever,” the family wrote in the statement.

“While we won’t dwell on the ongoing investigation, we feel it is important to clarify that at the time of her death, those closest to her clearly understood, directly from Moriah, that she was not in a romantic relationship with anyone,” he said. the spokesman. statement continued.

A GoFundMe called the “Moriah ‘Mo’ Wilson Fund” was founded by her family and said, “Moriah inspired many, lived fully and loved fiercely.”

#RideLikeMo was also trending on social media after news of her death spread.

Anyone with information about Armstrong’s location is requested to contact the US Marshals Service Communications Center at 1-800-336-0102 or submit a tip through the USMS Tips app. You can also submit a tip to Capital Area Crime Stoppers at 1-800-893-8477.

NewsNation affiliate KXAN contributed to this report.

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