It’s reported that in her bid to avoid getting arrested for her crimes, lethal love-triangle suspect Kaitlin Armstrong used a fake passport and changed her appearance.
The New York Post got the details;
The Texas yoga teacher accused of fatally shooting a professional cyclist in a jealous rage “was trying to establish herself” before she was captured in Costa Rica, officials said Wednesday while describing several measures the fugitive undertook to alter her appearance and blend into the community.
Kaitlin Armstrong, 34, was nabbed by US Marshals at a hostel on Santa Teresa Beach in Provincia de Puntarenas after 43 days on the lam for the alleged murder of Anna Moriah Wilson, a 25-year-old cyclist who at one point had a romantic relationship with Armstrong’s boyfriend.
Armstrong had reportedly changed her appearance, was frequenting yoga classes to further her teaching ability and was staying at a hostel to stretch out her savings and meet new people who also spoke English, Deputy US Marshal Brandon Filla told KXAN.
The alleged killer used a phony passport to fly into Costa Rica from Newark Airport on May 18 — a day after Austin cops issued a warrant for her arrest — and settled into the beachside hostel.
Armstrong arrived in the new country with long red hair, but cut it to shoulder length and dyed it dark brown. She also had a bandage on her nose and “bruising under eyes” from a reported surfboard incident, Filla said.
“That physical appearance changed slightly,” he said. “Would it have changed more as she started to create that, you know, type of foundation for herself there in Costa Rica? Possibly could have.”
She also may have chosen to stay in a hostel since the dormitory-style housing is frequented by solo travelers looking to make connections with each other — since she had to cut ties with family and friends, Filla said.
Here is how the murder went down.
Austin professional cyclist Colin Strickland apparently thought he was fooling his live-in girlfriend of three years, yoga teacher Kaitlin Armstrong.
He snuck out to see a former fling — who was in town from San Francisco — early in the evening on May 11 and later texted Armstrong that he’d been off on an errand and his phone battery died.
Armstrong knew better, police say. Video surveillance footage shows that one minute after Strickland, 34, dropped off his date, elite cyclist Anna Moriah “Mo” Wilson, a black SUV matching Armstrong’s pulled up at the apartment on Maple Avenue in East Austin where Wilson was staying.
Wilson, 25, was found shot to death with a 9mm handgun multiple times later that night by her friend. According to the arrest affidavit, police believe Armstrong, 35, killed Wilson in a jealous rage, using a gun given to her by Strickland earlier this year. Neighbors wonder if the killer may even have used a silencer.
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