Thirty-four-year-old Kaitlin Armstrong stands accused of killing 25-year-old cyclist Anna Wilson on May 11. Wilson was reportedly found suffering from multiple gunshot wounds in the 1700 block of Maple Avenue.
Upon further investigation, authorities reportedly learned Armstrong sold her black Jeep Grand Cherokee on May 13 through CarMax and departed Austin on May 14. Several days later, on May 18, Armstrong allegedly used a fraudulent passport to board a plane from Newark International Airport to fly to Costa Rica.
In a statement, U.S. Marshal for the Western District of Texas Susan Pamerleau said, "The Marshals Service elevated the Kaitlin Armstrong investigation to major case status early in this investigation, which likely played a key role in her capture after a 43-day run."
Parmerleau added, "This is an example of combining the resources of local, state, federal and international authorities to apprehend a violent fugitive, bring an end to that run and hopefully a sense of closure to the victim’s family."