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Texas woman wanted in murder of cyclist Moriah “Mo” Wilson : NPR

Texas law enforcement is looking for Kaitlin Marie Armstrong, 35, pictured on suspicion of killing cyclist Anna Moriah “Mo” Wilson, 25.

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Texas law enforcement issued an arrest warrant for Kaitlin Marie Armstrong, an Austin woman suspected of murdering cyclist Anna Moriah “Mo” Wilson earlier this month.

Wilson was a competitive gravel and mountain bike racer and traveled to Austin in early May for the Gravel Locos race, according to cycling website VeloNews.

She was pronounced dead May 11 after the Austin Police Department responded to a call from a woman who said she had returned home to find her friend bleeding and unconscious. Wilson suffered multiple gunshot wounds and died, police say. She was 25 years old.

The US Marshals Service is now assisting in the search for Armstrong, 35, who is suspected of killing Wilson.

According to an arrest affidavit obtained by CNN, Wilson and Armstrong had been romantically involved with the same man, Colin Strickland, who is a professional cyclist.

Armstrong had apparently contacted Wilson several times in the past and once told him to “stay away” from Stickland, the outlet reported. Wilson had gone swimming with Strickland the day he died.

In a report shared by Austin Statesman and KVUE reporter Tony PlohetskiStrickland said he was “in shock” over Wilson’s death.

“There is no way to adequately express the regret and torture I feel over my closeness to this horrific crime,” Strickland said. “I’m sorry, and I just can’t make sense of this unfathomable tragedy.”

Strickland said he and Wilson dated for about a week in the fall. After that, he said he reconciled with Armstrong and resumed his relationship with her.

Wilson’s family also released a statement thanking people for their love and support, VeloNews reported.

“While the tragic loss of Moriah is unfathomable, at the same time we want everyone to join us in celebrating his life, his accomplishments and his love for others,” the family said. “Always pushing tirelessly to achieve her goals, we knew she was pursuing what she loved. We will miss her terribly and know that we all mourn her with us.”

The cyclist’s family has also set up a GoFundMe campaign to raise money for “community organizations that help young people find confidence, strength and joy through cycling, skiing and other activities that fascinated Moriah”.

The US Marshals Service is asking anyone with information about Armstrong’s location to contact them.

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