A Texas woman accused in death of a pro cyclist was arrested in Costa Rica: NPR

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A Texas woman suspected in the fatal shooting of professional cyclist Anna Morea Wilson at a home in Austin has been arrested in Costa Rica, the US Marshals Service said on Thursday.

Caitlin Marie Armstrong (shown), a suspect in the fatal shooting of professional cyclist Anna Morea Wilson at her Austin, Texas, home, has been arrested in Costa Rica, the US Marshals Service said.

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Caitlin Marie Armstrong (shown), a suspect in the fatal shooting of professional cyclist Anna Morea Wilson at her Austin, Texas, home, has been arrested in Costa Rica, the US Marshals Service said.

US Marshals Service via AP, File

Caitlin Marie Armstrong, 34, was arrested Wednesday at a hostel on Santa Teresa Beach in Provincia de Puntarenas, the Marshall Service said in a statement. The agency said Armstrong was expected to return to the United States, where he was charged with murder.

“The Marshals Service at the start of this investigation elevated the Caitlin Armstrong investigation to key case status, which was instrumental in its capture after a 43-day run,” said U.S. Marshal Susan Palmerleau for the Western District of Texas.

Wilson, 25, was found dead on May 11, and Austin police issued a murder warrant for Armstrong on May 19.

Authorities said Armstrong sold his vehicle on May 13, then flew from Austin to Houston shortly after being questioned by officers about Wilson’s death. The service said it flew from Newark, New Jersey to San Jose, Costa Rica on May 18 before using a fake passport to fly to New York.

Wilson, a competitive gravel and mountain bike racer and Vermont native known as “Mo”, was in Austin for a cycling event. According to an affidavit, Wilson previously dated Armstrong’s boyfriend, cyclist Colin Strickland, who has cooperated with investigators and is not a suspect.

According to the affidavit, Armstrong’s SUV was seen in surveillance video outside the home where Wilson was shot and killed.

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