Yoga teacher told friend she was going to KILL pro-cyclist

REVEALED: Yoga teacher hunted by cops told friend she was going to KILL pro-cyclist for having affair with her boyfriend who hid her number in his phone and lied about meeting her on day she was murdered

  • Yoga teacher Kaitlin Armstrong, 34, told a tipster that she ‘was so angry [she] wanted to kill [pro-cyclist Moriah] Wilson’ 
  • Wilson, 25, was found dead with gunshot wounds in an East Austin apartment in May, where she was staying with a friend before competing in a race
  • Wilson had a fling with Armstrong’s boyfriend Colin Strickland during a break in their relationship last October, which Armstrong found out about in January 
  • After Armstrong discovered the fling, she reportedly contacted Wilson several times and even called her to tell her ‘she was the one who was dating Strickland’
  • Strickland changed Wilson’s name in his phone so that his Armstrong wouldn’t know who he was chatting with ‘so they could continue their relationship’ 
  • On May 17, a gun found at Strickland’s residence was ‘test fired’ and police said it had significant potential’ that that gun could have been used in the crime
  • Surveilance footage also shows her SUV driving past the Austin apartment on after Strickland walked Wilson home
  • Armstrong has now been charged with Wilson’s murder and is on the run in Texas where marshals have issued a warrant for her arrest
  • A Texas yoga teacher being hunted by cops over claims she murdered her boyfriend’s professional cyclist secret lover threatened to kill the victim before carrying out her threat, it is claimed. 

    A police tipster, who did not want to be identified, told police that yogi Kaitlin Armstrong, 34, flew into a rage on discovering cyclist boyfriend Colin Strickland’s romance with fellow cyclist Moriah Wilson in January 2022.

    That tipster got in contact with cops three days after Wilson was murdered on May 11 while attending a cycling contest in Austin. Armstrong was subsequently questioned by cops after the killing, and freed. She is now missing.

     They said: ‘The caller advised she was with Armstrong in January 2022. The caller advised Armstrong had just discovered Strickland was having a romantic relationship with Wilson even though Armstrong and Strickland were still dating.

    ‘The caller advised Armstrong became furious and was shaking with anger. Armstrong told the caller Armstrong was so angry Armstrong wanted to kill Wilson.’

    The affidavit added that ‘Armstrong then proceeded to tell the caller Armstrong had either recently purchased a firearm or was going to.’

    Wilson, the murdered cyclist, and Strickland are said to have hooked up last fall when Armstrong and Strickland split, before getting back together.

    Armstrong found out about the fling in January, but cops now believe the affair may have continued. On the night of her death, Wilson had a secret pool date with Strickland after he lied to his girlfriend about dropping off flowers to a friend, it is claimed. 

    Armstrong is said to have found out about that pool date, and is accused of shooting Wilson shortly after. The alleged killer’s black Jeep was filmed in the vicinity of the house where Wilson was killed around the same time she was murdered.

    Yoga teacher Kaitlin Armstrong, 34, told a tipster that she 'was so angry [she] wanted to kill [pro-cyclist Moriah] Wilson' (pictured)

     Yoga teacher Kaitlin Armstrong, 34, told a tipster that she ‘was so angry [she] wanted to kill [pro-cyclist Moriah] Wilson’ (pictured) 

    Meanwhile, Armstrong is said to have blocked Wilson from contacting her boyfriend on his phone. That is said to have prompted him to store her under another name so he could contact her secretly. 

    Around the time the couple saw Wilson, 25, at an event in January 2022 and the other woman had reportedly texted Strickland asking: “Hey! Sooo would like to talk to you at some point. Had originally texted you on Friday but appears my texts aren’t going through again. This weekend was strange for me and I just want to know what’s going on. If you just want to be friends (seems to be the case) then that’s cool, but I’d like to talk about it cause honestly my mind has been going circles and don’t know what to think.’ 

    Colin Strickland, 35, replied: ‘Hey Mo- feel very shitty for putting you in position where you don’t feel comfortable. Kaitlin came along the go to meeting about the sprinter/spartan hotel project. In hindsight, this was not good idea.’ 

    Wilson reportedly believed her and Strickland were still in a relationship at this point. 

    After Armstrong discovered their fling, she reportedly contacted Wilson several times and had even called her to tell her ‘she was the one who was dating Strickland.’ 

    Her boyfriend later changed Wilson’s name in his phone, so that his girlfriend would not know who he was chatting with ‘so they could continue their relationship,’ and that Armstrong had blocked his lover’s number on his phone. He also reported ‘deleted’ messages in his phone so she wouldn’t find them, as well. 

    The unidentified friend said Strickland and Wilson had an ‘on-again off-again’ relationship and had met several times and that Armstrong had recently begun following the cyclist on Instagram. 

    Yoga teacher Kaitlin Armstrong has not been seen since May 13 after allegedly murdering Wilson in an apartment in Austin, Texas

    Armstrong's boyfriend Colin Strickland (pictured), also a professional cyclist, had a brief romantic relationship with Wilson in October when he and his girlfriend of three years were on a break

    Yoga teacher Kaitlin Armstrong has not been seen since May 13 after allegedly murdering Wilson in an apartment in Austin, Texas. Police believe she may have murdered Wilson in a fit of jealous rage after discovering the pro cyclist briefly dated her boyfriend,  Colin Strickland

    On the day of Wilson’s murder, the cyclist reportedly told her friend Caitlin Cash – who called 911 –  she was ‘going to meet up with friend named Colin to go swimming’ at Austin’s famed Deep Eddy pool. Cash left the residence around 5.30pm and when she returned, she noticed the door was unlocked and observed Wilson ‘lying on the bathroom floor covered in blood and no one else was inside.’

    Cash said her door requires a ‘unique code’ to open and said she had received a notification that the code was used around 5.55pm, showing that the door was locked – indicating that Wilson had left to go swimming, the affidavit said. She said she received another notification around 8.30pm, indicating Wilson had returned. 

    She said the password had recently been changed and her and Wilson were the only two who knew it. 

    Strickland told police he dropped Wilson off around 8.45pm and had stopped in an alleyway to text Armstrong: ‘”Hey! Are you out? Went to drop some flowers for Alison at her sons house up north and my phone died. Heading home unless you have another food suggestion.’ 

    ‘Strickland had lied about his whereabouts to Armstrong to hide he was with Wilson throughout the evening,’ the affidavit said. 

    Wilson and Strickland remaind friends after their breif romantic relationship and went for a swim at this Austin municipal pool, Deep Eddy, on the day of the murder

    Wilson and Strickland remaind friends after their breif romantic relationship and went for a swim at this Austin municipal pool, Deep Eddy, on the day of the murder

    Armstrong’s Jeep was seen driving by the residence Wilson was staying at shortly after and had appeared to ‘stop.’ During an interview with police, Armstrong did not deny that her vehicle was in the area at the time, but ‘had no explanation as to why it was in there.’ 

    When the yoga teacher was questioned about her boyfriend’s affair, she reportedly ‘rolled her eyes in an angry manner.’ When authorities asked if she was ‘upset’ and ‘just in the area,’ Armstrong reportedly nodded her head and admitted it ‘didn’t look good,’ the affidavit read. 

    Recently released video footage shows a fugitive yoga teacher’s car drive past the love rival’s house around the same time the woman was shot dead inside. 

    Armstrong’s black Jeep Grand Cherokee was pictured driving past the house in Austin on May 11, where Wilson was staying with a friend.

    Wilson was shot dead inside the property around the same time, while visiting from San Francisco for an upcoming race, Fox7 reported. 

    Shortly after being questioned about the whereabouts of her car, she requested to leave the interview and police said she was ‘very still’ throughout the whole thing. She has since disappeared. 

    On May 17, the firearm located at Strickland’s residence was ‘test fired’ and police have determined it had significant potential’ that that gun could have been used in the crime. 

    Police now think the discovery of that relationship had caused Armstrong to snap and learning they went swimming may have driven Armstrong to kill.

    Investigators are also probing whether exercise app Strava led Armstrong to Wilson’s location. It is used by runners and cyclists to share exercise routes, and Wilson’s profile – which has now been deleted – was publicly visible. 

    During Wilson and Strickland's secret meet-up, Armstrong's 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee was spotted driving outside the home of Wilson's friend, where the cyclist was staying at

    During Wilson and Strickland’s secret meet-up, Armstrong’s 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee was spotted driving outside the home of Wilson’s friend, where the cyclist was staying at

    The car was spotted again that night after Strickland dropped off Wilson

    The car was spotted again that night after Strickland dropped off Wilson

    Armstrong could've been tracking Wilson through her Strava account. Although now deleted, the fitness tracking app was recording Wilson up to the day of her murder

    Armstrong could’ve been tracking Wilson through her Strava account. Although now deleted, the fitness tracking app was recording Wilson up to the day of her murder 

    She uploaded a cycle route beginning and ending at the Austin property where she was staying on May 11, the date of her death, disclosing her location.

    Armstrong, who is now being sought by the FBI after being charged with Wilson’s first-degree murder, also uses Strava. 

    Her profile has recently been changed from public to private, although it’s unclear if she made that change herself. 

    Wilson and Strickland had dated for a week during a time when Strickland and Armstrong were on break last year, but the cyclists remained friends and went out for dinner at Pool Burger before Strickland dropped her off at 8.30pm at a friend’s home in East Austin. 

    Armstrong did not arrive back at the house she shared with Strickland until 9.20pm, he told police. 

    On the day of the excursion, a Ring camera captured the moment Armstrong’s black 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokkee was seen driving by the friend’s home in the evening, and shortly after Strickland dropped off Wilson. 

    Moments after the car was spotted, Wilson’s friend came home to find the cyclist dead with multiple gunshot wounds. 

    An arrest warrant has been issued for Armstrong, who remains on the run and has deleted all her social media accounts. 

    The two then stopped by the Pool Burger (pictured) restaurant for dinner

    The two then stopped by the Pool Burger (pictured) restaurant for dinner

    Strickland and Armstrong got back together shortly after his fling with Wilson but his girlfriend only found out about the one-week dalliance in January. 

    Strickland told police that he purchased two 9mm handguns for him and Armstrong around this time. 

    Strickland told detectives that Armstrong where he was meeting up with Wilson or where she was staying, but Armstrong may have been able to deduce the location through the Strava fitness app. 

    The app, used by cyclist and runners to track their progress and upload video and photos of their routines, was tracking Wilson’s progress on the day of the murder as she uploaded a ride that began and ended at the East Austin home she was staying at. 

    Armstrong was charged on Friday with Wilson's murder, and is now on the run

    Armstrong was charged on Friday with Wilson’s murder, and is now on the run

    Wilson was a star in the cycling word dubbed 'the winningest woman in America'

    Wilson was a star in the cycling word dubbed ‘the winningest woman in America’

    The only thing missing from her room was her bike, which investigators said they found in a bamboo thicket more than 60 feet from the house. 

    Strickland on Friday issued a statement, and insisted his relationship with Wilson was ‘platonic and professional.’

    He wrote: ‘There is no way to adequately express the regret and torture I feel about my proximity to this horrible crime.’ 

    He said he was cooperating fully with the police.

    ‘I admired her greatly, and considered her a close friend,’ he wrote. ‘I am deeply grieving her loss.’

    Wilson was seen as a rising star in the sport. 

    She had just turned professional, leaving her job at California-based bike company Specialized, and weeks before had taken the first lead for elite women in the Life Time Grand Prix off-road series. 

    She had a busy season of racing ahead of her, with competitions across the United States and in East Africa.

    Wilson grew up in East Burke, Vermont. 

    Her father, Eric Wilson, was in the U.S. ski team, while her aunt, Laura, competed in the Olympics as a cross-country ski racer.

    In a statement, her family said: ‘While the tragic loss of Moriah is unfathomable, at the same time we want everyone to join us in celebrating her life, accomplishments, and love for others. 

    ‘Always pushing tirelessly to reach her goals, we knew she was pursuing that which she loved. We will miss her terribly and know that all mourn her with us.’

    The family has started a GoFundMe page with the goal of raising $100,000 to ‘to help fund community organizations that help youth find self-confidence, strength, and joy through biking, skiing, and other activities that Moriah was passionate about.’ 

    She skied competitively throughout her youth, continuing to compete at Dartmouth College, where she also played soccer. 

    She graduated with a degree in engineering.

    ‘Moriah Wilson was all light and laughter,’ said Rebecca Rusch, mountain bike and gravel hall-of-famer.

    ‘She was talented, intelligent, gentle, fast, focused, and graceful. 

    ‘She had a poise and inner strength that is so rare in any human, especially one as young as 25. 

    ‘There was a bubble of positivity and joy around her, and we all wanted to be in her bubble.’

    Wilson was described by her fellow cyclists as being 'all light and laughter'

    Wilson was described by her fellow cyclists as being ‘all light and laughter’

    Lauren De Crescenzo, winner of Unbound Gravel, said Wilson was a fierce competitor, and ‘always kind, humble and nice to be around.’

    She said: ‘I wish I had gotten to know you better off the bike. We only spoke a few times, but you were always kind, humble and nice to be around. 

    ‘I knew you as a fierce competitor on the bike, always pushing our sport to new heights. Thank you for pushing us all to be better. I’ve had the deepest admiration for you this season.’

    Ted King, former pro road racer and gravel contender, also from Vermont, said: ‘It’s impossible to absorb the news of the past few days. Immeasurable heartbreak with glimmers of happiness having had the privilege to get to know Mo.’ 

    He added: ‘She’s already stamped her name on the sport but I feel like I’ve spent the past two months bragging about meeting her, telling people about how high her career will go, and that she’s from Vermont.’

    Her parents, Eric and Karen, thanked the cycling community for their support.

    ‘While the tragic loss of Moriah is unfathomable, at the same time, we want everyone to join us in celebrating her life, accomplishments, and love for others,’ they said in a statement. 

    ‘Always pushing tirelessly to reach her goals, we knew she was pursuing that which she loved. We will miss her terribly and know that all mourn her with us.

    ‘We know that Moriah would want the event to carry on for her compatriots to test their limits, as she would have been alongside her friends on the race course. 

    ‘We hope everyone feels her passion and support as they chase their own dreams. Her spirit will be there with you all, while training and on every race day.’

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