The hunt for the Texas woman wanted for the shooting death of a professional cyclist who was having an affair with her boyfriend had visited a campground in upstate New York while fleeing police, according to a new report.
Kaitlin Armstrong, 34, was sighted on the Camp Haven grounds at Livingston Manor last month by a man camping in the remote Sullivan County site, Fox News said on Wednesday.
“She was [here] a while ago,” the unidentified man told the outlet. “Just before the whole thing exploded.”
The tipster said the fugitive stayed with her sister, Christine Armstrong, who was a long-term camper at the site, according to the outlet. US Marshalls have reportedly interviewed Christine.
“We don’t know if she was actually in that particular place,” Deputy US Marshal Brandon Filla told the broadcaster. “There are many possibilities, but we must have facts.”
Armstrong, a yoga instructor, is accused of killing elite cyclist Anna Moriah “Mo” Wilson, 25, in a jealous rage on May 11 in Austin. Cyclist Colin Strickland.
Wilson had been visiting Austin from San Francisco for a bike race when Strickland snuck off to see her. Armstrong followed her friend and eventually staked out the house where Wilson was staying. Your jeep was spotted outside on security footage.
A friend found Wilson’s body later that night. It was full of bullets, allegedly from a gun Strickland had given Armstrong.
Strickland, 35, told authorities he was dating Wilson when he and Armstrong took a break from their three-year relationship last fall. When Armstrong found out about the riot in January, she became “enraged and trembling with rage” — and wanted to kill Wilson, according to an affidavit.
Armstrong was questioned and released by police, who said she was “calm and guarded” when questioned about the surveillance video. On May 14, she boarded a flight from Austin to New York City, according to authorities.
Armstrong was last seen at Newark Liberty International Airport on May 18 after flying to LaGuardia days earlier, authorities said. Camp Haven is approximately 115 miles from either airport. No outbound reservations were made in Newark under her name, officials said.
A private investigator on the case told News Nation that the suspect may have used her sister’s name as an alias and made his way to Canada.
“Three days after Kaitlin was spotted in the New York area, an address in upstate New York, Livingston Manor, in Christine’s name surfaced,” private investigator Jason Jensen reportedly said, according to KXAN-TV.
An FBI official told the network the suspect is likely to receive assistance while he is on the run.
“I actually think there was a bit of intent involved in that. How much, I’m not sure,” former FBI Special Agent Tracy Walder told the network.
“I’m really starting to think, especially now that we’re seeing two different airports, that she has help.”
Texas Deputy US Marshal Brandon Filla previously told the Post that Armstrong has made considerable money flipping houses and “may have the means to continue in hiding.”
“[Armstrong’s escape] wasn’t something that was abrupt, it was something that was methodical, that was timed. She kind of had a plan,” he said.
US Marshalls consider Armstrong “armed and dangerous” and are offering a $5,000 reward in connection with information leading to her capture.
“Kaitlin Armstrong has been charged with a very serious crime for which she must answer,” Susan Pamerleau, US Marshal for the Western District of Texas, said last week.
“The best thing she can do at this point, wherever she is, is surrender to authorities so she can safely return to Austin and answer the charges against her. She needs to know the marshals won’t stop looking for her.”
https://nypost.com/2022/06/15/suspected-love-triangle-killer-kaitlin-armstrong-seen-at-ny-campground/ Suspected Triangle killer Kaitlin Armstrong has been spotted at a New York campground