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For Immediate Release

Contact:
June 06, 2022 Brandon Filla, Deputy U.S. Marshal
Western District of Texas - Austin (512) 916-5393;
U.S. Marshals Office of Public Affairs (703) 740-1699
U.S. Marshals Continue Search for Austin Homicide Suspect Sought in Cyclist’s Murder
$5,000 reward offered for information leading to her capture

Kaitlin Marie ArmstrongAustin, 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 

Kaitlin Armstrong

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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