October 5, 2022
Yoga teacher, 34, on the run after ‘shooting dead cycling star love rival, 25, in a jealous rage'

A YOGA teacher is on the run for murder after allegedly shooting dead a cycling star in a jealous rage.

Cops in Texas are urgently hunting for Kaitlin Armstrong, 34, after her love rival and pro athlete Moriah Wilson, 25, was found dead.

Moriah Wilson, 25, was shot dead in Austin, Texas, on May 11

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Moriah Wilson, 25, was shot dead in Austin, Texas, on May 11Credit: Instagram
Cops believe Kaitlin Armstrong, 34, murdered her love rival in a jealous rage

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Cops believe Kaitlin Armstrong, 34, murdered her love rival in a jealous rageCredit: U.S. Marshal Service
Moriah had a brief fling with Armstrong's boyfriend Colin Strickland, 35, last year

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Moriah had a brief fling with Armstrong’s boyfriend Colin Strickland, 35, last yearCredit: Flo Bikes

The gravel racer had reportedly been staying at an apartment in Austin ahead of competing in a race in the area.

Moriah allegedly told a pal she was intending to go swimming with fellow cyclist Colin Strickland, 35.

The pair previously had a fling while Strickland was taking a break from his relationship with Armstrong last October.

They remained friends and continued to spend time with each other.

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But the furious yoga teacher only found out about their brief romance in January – and reportedly began “shaking in anger”.

Cops now believe she snapped after discovering her boyfriend had a secret tryst on May 11 with his former flame Moirah.

They said Strickland told Armstrong he was going out to deliver flowers but his phone battery had died, so he would be unable to contact her.

But he was actually taking a dip with Moriah at the Deep Eddy pool – which police believe motivated Armstrong to pursue deadly revenge.

Strickland had walked his former lover back to the house at around 8.30pm, shortly before Armstrong’s black 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokkee was seen stalking the street.

It is thought she may have discovered the duo’s location after finding Moriah’s public account on the Strava fitness app.

Moments after the SUV was picked up on a Ring camera, Moriah’s friend returned home to find her shot dead in a pool of blood.

Yoga teacher Armstrong then returned home to Strickland after allegedly murdering the 25-year-old and was apprehended by cops – before vanishing.

Leading gravel cyclist in the US Moriah, dubbed the “winningest woman in America”, sustained multiple gunshot wounds.

Investigators concluded she had been struck several times with a 9mm round – the same calibre of gun which Strickland had reportedly purchased for himself and Armstrong.

Ballistic evidence also supported this theory, seeing an arrest warrant issued for Armstrong’s arrest.

The 34-year-old, who is also being pursued by the FBI, deleted all of her social media accounts and has now gone on the run.

Strickland issued a statement on Friday, insisting his relationship with Moirah was merely “platonic and professional”.

Armstrong and Strickland had been in a relationship for about three years, but were on a break when his relationship with Moriah occurred.

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

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“I admired her greatly, and considered her a close friend. I am deeply grieving her loss.”

Moriah was viewed by many as a rising star in cycling, and had just became fully professional.

The FBI and police are urgently hunting for the yoga teacher

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The FBI and police are urgently hunting for the yoga teacherCredit: U.S. Marshal Service
Cycling star Moriah had gone swimming with Strickland just hours before her death

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Cycling star Moriah had gone swimming with Strickland just hours before her deathCredit: Instagram

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