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Murder Suspect Kaitlin Armstrong Captured in Costa Rica

Images of Kaitlin Armstrong, 34, provided by U.S. Marshals, the Harris County Sheriff’s Office, and the Austin Police Department

A murder suspect, Kaitlin Armstrong(34) was captured at a hotel in Costa Rica on June 29 after she fled to the country from Austin, TX through NJ airport on May 18.  Armstrong used fake IDs and cosmetic surgery on her face to change her appearance and avoid detection, according to the U.S. Marshals, on Thursday.

When she was arrested, U.S. Marshals said her appearance had changed, with her hair being chopped to shoulder-length and dyed brown. Her nose was different — there was bruising under her eyes. She told authorities the change was from a “surfing accident.”

Armstrong is accused of the deadly shooting and killing of Moriah Wilson (25) on May 11 in East Austin. Moriah was the brightest cyclist in the U.S., and she had plans to achieve her dream from gravel to mountain on cycle worldwide. She came to Texas from Colorado for the race,” Gravel Locos race in Hico” and died 3 days before the race. She was expected to win the race before her death.

Armstrong used the names Beth and Liz Martin to conceal her identity, Marshals said. She wanted to be a yoga teacher in Costa Rica, but she is now in Travis County Jail and is being held on a $3.5 million bond.


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