Texas authorities have been searching for a woman accused of fatally shooting an elite cyclist after discovering the athlete had been romantically involved with her cycling partner.
The US Marshals Service said it was looking for Kaitlin Marie Armstrong, 35, in the May 11 murder of Anna Moriah Wilson, 25. Armstrong was last heard from on May 13, according to the affidavit, according to NBC affiliate KXAN of Austin.
Austin police issued a homicide warrant for Armstrong on Tuesday, the Marshals Service said. It came nearly a week after police said a friend of Wilson’s found his body at an Austin home on May 11. The cyclist had traveled to Texas for a race in Hico, southwest of Fort Worth, according to cycling outlet Velo News.
According to an arrest affidavit obtained by KXAN, Armstrong had been in a relationship with professional cyclist Colin Strickland for about three years. But during a break in their relationship, Strickland had started seeing Wilson, the affidavit states.
Based on a search of Wilson’s phone, investigators said the messages indicated that Wilson believed she was “still romantically involved with Strickland even though he was currently dating Armstrong,” the affidavit states, according to KXAN.
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