Chilling video footage shows a fugitive yoga teacher’s car drive past a love rival’s house around the same time the woman was shot dead inside.
Kaitlin Armstrong’s black Jeep Grand Cherokee was pictured driving past the house in Austin on May 11, where professional cyclist Moirah Wilson, 25, was staying with a friend.
Wilson was shot dead inside the property around the same time, while visiting from San Francisco for an upcoming race, Fox7 reported.
The murder victim had a fling with Armstrong’s boyfriend Colin Strickland, who is also a pro cyclist, during a break in Armstrong and Strickland’s relationship three years ago, which the suspect only found out about in January.
The discovery of that relationship is said to have infuriated Armstrong – who cops think snapped and killed Wilson after learning of a secret tryst on May 11.
Strickland told Armstrong he was going out to deliver flowers, and claimed his battery had died, meaning he was unable to contact her, police say.
But cops say Strickland was actually away swimming with Wilson at Austin’s famed Deep Eddy pool. They believe the discovery of that lie may have driven Armstrong to kill.
Armstrong was apprehended by cops before disappearing, and shown the footage of her car in the vicinity of the murder scene. She admitted it ‘didn’t look good,’ the Austin-American Statesman reported.
Investigators are also probing whether exercise app Strava led Armstrong to Wilson’s location. It is used by runners and cyclists to share exercise routes, and Wilson’s profile – which has now been deleted – was publicly visible.
During Wilson and Strickland’s secret meet-up, Armstrong’s 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee was spotted driving outside the home of Wilson’s friend, where the cyclist was staying at
The car was spotted again that night after Strickland dropped off Wilson
Armstrong could’ve been tracking Wilson through her Strava account. Although now deleted, the fitness tracking app was recording Wilson up to the day of her murder
She uploaded a cycle route beginning and ending at the Austin property where she was staying on May 11, the date of her death, disclosing her location.
Armstrong, who is now being sought by the FBI after being charged with Wilson’s first-degree murder, also uses Strava.
Her profile has recently been changed from public to private, although it’s unclear if she made that change herself.
Wilson and Strickland had briefly dated for a time when Strickland and Armstrong were on break three years ago, but the cyclists remained friends and went out for dinner at Pool Burger before Strickland dropped her off at 8:30 p.m at a friend’s home in East Austin.
On the day of the excursion, a Ring camera captured the moment Armstrong’s black 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokkee was seen driving by the friend’s home in the evening, and shortly after Strickland dropped off Wilson.
Moments after the car was spotted, Wilson’s friend came home to find the cyclist dead with mulitple gun shot wounds.
An arrest warrant has been issued for Armstrong, who remains on the run and has deleted all her social media accounts.
Moriah Wilson, the leading gravel cyclist in the U.S., was found dead with mulitple gun shot woulnds on May 11 in an Austin apartment, before a competition
Yoga teacher Kaitlin Armstrong has not been seen since May 13 after allegedly murdering Wilson in an apartment in Austin, Texas. Police believe she may have murdered Wilson in a fit of jealous rage after discovering the pro cyclist breifly dated her boyfriend, Colin Strickland
Wilson and Strickland remaind friends after their breif romantic relationship and went for a swim at this Austin municipal pool, Deep Eddy, on the day of the murder
The two then stopped by the Pool Burger (pictured) restaruant for dinner
Strickland and Armstrong got back together shortly after his fling with Wilson but his girlfriend only found out about the one-week dalliance in January.
The Austin American Statesman reported that Armstrong ‘became furious and was shaking in anger,’ according to a tipster who spoke police.
Strickland told detecitives that Armstrong where he was meeting up with Wilson or where she was staying, but Armstrong may have been able to deduce the location through the Strava fitnness app.
The app, used by cyclist and runners to track their progress and upload video and photos of their routines, was tracking Wilson’s progress on the day of the murder as she uploaded a ride that began and ended at the East Austin home she was staying at.
Armstrong allegedly told the tipster that she wanted to kill Wilson and that she had either recently purchased a firearm or was going to, according to the affidavit, obtained by Fox 7 Austin.
Armstrong was charged on Friday with Wilson’s murder, and is now on the run
Strickland told police that he purchased two 9mm handguns for him and Armstrong around this time.
Wilson had flown from California to Texas where she was staying with a friend ahead of a race in Hico, northwest of Waco.
She as found dead shot multiple times with a 9mm handgun in the East Austin home the day before the race, according to the affidavit.
The only thing missing from her room was her bike, which investigators said they found in a bamboo thicket more than 60 feet from the house.
Wilson was a star in the cycling word dubbed ‘the winningest woman in America’
APD tested Armstrong’s handgun and found that the weapon was the same firearm used in Wilson’s death based on ballistic evidence.
Armstrong did not arrive back at the house she shared with Strickland until 9:20pm, he told police.
Strickland on Friday issued a statement, and insisted his relationship with Wilson was ‘platonic and professional’.
He wrote: ‘There is no way to adequately express the regret and torture I feel about my proximity to this horrible crime.’
He said he was cooperating fully with the police.
‘I admired her greatly, and considered her a close friend,’ he wrote.
‘I am deeply grieving her loss.’
Wilson was seen as a rising star in the sport.
She had just turned professional, leaving her job at California-based bike company Specialized, and weeks before had taken the first lead for elite women in the Life Time Grand Prix off-road series.
She had a busy season of racing ahead of her, with competitions across the United States and in East Africa.
Wilson grew up in East Burke, Vermont.
Her father, Eric Wilson, was in the U.S. ski team, while her aunt, Laura, competed in the Olympics as a cross-country ski racer.
In a statement, her family said: ‘While the tragic loss of Moriah is unfathomable, at the same time we want everyone to join us in celebrating her life, accomplishments, and love for others.
‘Always pushing tirelessly to reach her goals, we knew she was pursuing that which she loved. We will miss her terribly and know that all mourn her with us.’
She skied competitively throughout her youth, continuing to compete at Dartmouth College, where she also played soccer.
She graduated with a degree in engineering.
‘Moriah Wilson was all light and laughter,’ said Rebecca Rusch, mountain bike and gravel hall-of-famer.
‘She was talented, intelligent, gentle, fast, focused, and graceful.
‘She had a poise and inner strength that is so rare in any human, especially one as young as 25.
‘There was a bubble of positivity and joy around her, and we all wanted to be in her bubble.’
Wilson was described by her fellow cyclists as being ‘all light and laughter’
Lauren De Crescenzo, winner of Unbound Gravel, said Wilson was a fierce competitor, and ‘always kind, humble and nice to be around.’
She said: ‘I wish I had gotten to know you better off the bike. We only spoke a few times, but you were always kind, humble and nice to be around.
‘I knew you as a fierce competitor on the bike, always pushing our sport to new heights. Thank you for pushing us all to be better. I’ve had the deepest admiration for you this season.’
Ted King, former pro road racer and gravel contender, also from Vermont, said: ‘It’s impossible to absorb the news of the past few days. Immeasurable heartbreak with glimmers of happiness having had the privilege to get to know Mo.’
He added: ‘She’s already stamped her name on the sport but I feel like I’ve spent the past two months bragging about meeting her, telling people about how high her career will go, and that she’s from Vermont.’
Her parents, Eric and Karen, thanked the cycling community for their support.
‘While the tragic loss of Moriah is unfathomable, at the same time, we want everyone to join us in celebrating her life, accomplishments, and love for others,’ they said in a statement.
‘Always pushing tirelessly to reach her goals, we knew she was pursuing that which she loved. We will miss her terribly and know that all mourn her with us.
‘We know that Moriah would want the event to carry on for her compatriots to test their limits, as she would have been alongside her friends on the race course.
‘We hope everyone feels her passion and support as they chase their own dreams. Her spirit will be there with you all, while training and on every race day.’