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Based on NBC’s analysis of a police report, a buddy of Wilson’s, who stays nameless, mentioned that regardless of Strickland’s relationship with Kaitlin Armstrong, Mo Wilson and Strickland had been seeing one another since their “fling” in Austin months earlier than. NBC stories this buddy instructed police that earlier than she died, Wilson had acquired various calls from Kaitlin Armstrong warning her to steer clear of Armstrong’s boyfriend, Colin Strickland.

A second tipster claimed to have been current when Armstrong first discovered that Wilson and Strickland had been seeing one another. The tipster mentioned Armstrong grew to become “enraged” and threatened to kill Moriah Wilson.

Police discovered an excellent warrant for Armstrong for an unpaid botox invoice, and introduced her in for questioning. She was largely unresponsive to their inquiries. Then police found a typo within the warrant and had been pressured to launch her.

Six days after Wilson’s demise, a police ballistics evaluation pointed towards a 9mm weapon owned by Kaitlin Armstrong. In his police interview, Strickland had instructed police he had beforehand bought two 9mm handguns, one for him and one for Armstrong.

Police obtained a warrant to arrest Kaitlin Armstrong for first diploma homicide, however after they went to arrest her, she was gone.

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Austin police requested the U.S. Marshals to seek out her. The Marshals believed Armstrong was hiding in Austin, till 14 days after the homicide after they found video from ABIA displaying Armstrong, masked and carrying a yoga mat, about to board a airplane 3 days after the homicide. From Austin, Armstrong had flown to Houston and on to New York’s LaGuardia, the place the path went chilly.

The Marshals posted a reward, $5,000, asking the general public for assist. Assist got here with a tip that Armstrong had been seen in upstate New York a number of days after arriving at LaGuardia. Investigators knew that Kaitlin’s sister lived there, and went to analyze, however didn’t discover any hint of Armstrong.

One other tip got here that Kaitlin had been seen subsequent at Newark Worldwide Airport on Might 18. However, as earlier than, there was no path to comply with.

However how may she journey with out utilizing her identification paperwork? And the way may she survive with out utilizing her bank cards and checking account?

Again in Austin, police discovered her Jeep at a CarMax dealership, the place she had offered it weeks earlier than for $12,200.

Costa Rica

In the meantime, within the small, end-of-the-road browsing city of Santa Teresa, Costa Rica, Kaitlin Armstrong had quietly arrived on the town and was working for a neighborhood hostel, Don Jon’s, checking in visitors and instructing yoga.

Dateline NBC

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She befriended a neighborhood man who described Santa Teresa to NBC as “a extremely good place to cover out….it is the land of the undesirable, and the ‘wished.'”

At night time, Armstrong grew to become a daily on the city’s one bar. She known as herself “Ari,” however did not say a lot about previous.

She dyed her hair darkish and lower it shorter. She traveled to the capital, San Jose, the place she could have had cosmetic surgery to alter the looks of her nostril. Armstrong was later recognized by an worker of the surgical middle, but when that was her, she used a unique title to register for the process.

Armstrong instructed folks in Santa Teresa that she had had a browsing accident and wanted remedy.


Summing all of it up, Austin American-Statesman reporter Ryan Autullo mentioned she “lacked the self-discipline, frankly, to not get caught.” She did some issues to hide herself, however she additionally wished to “have enjoyable and dwell it up on the seashore.”

Round this time, working off the yoga mat clue, U.S. investigators had been contacting police in “yoga locations” around the globe and circulating Armstrong’s description. An officer in Costa Rica made inquiries, and was instructed a couple of “new yogi” in Santa Teresa.

43 days after Armstrong disappeared, police walked into Don Jon’s and arrested her.

Within the aftermath, a buyer found Armstrong’s paperwork, which he photographed earlier than turning over to police. They included her sister’s passport, and Armstrong’s personal passport, American Categorical Platinum Card, and her social safety card.

Armstrong was extradited to america, returned to Austin, indicted for homicide, and positioned in jail with a $3.5 million greenback bail.

She pleaded not responsible, hiring Austin felony lawyer Rick Cofer to defend her.

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Cofer, a former prosecutor, was interviewed by NBC. He defined away each level of Armstrong’s disappearance and obvious flight to a skeptical interviewer.

He identifies what he says are some weak factors within the prosecution’s case. Then he maybe implies that he is aware of one thing prosecutors do not. “Kaitlin Armstrong will not be responsible, Cofer mentioned. “Proof will come out that Kaitlin Armstrong was nowhere close to the scene of Miss Wilson’s homicide.”

A trial date was set for October 19, however a Travis County choose mentioned in a ruling that an October trial is “extremely unlikely.”


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