A fugitive yoga instructor wanted in the murder of a professional cyclist in a love triangle sold his Jeep Grand Cherokee for thousands of dollars before fleeing Texas, U.S. marshals said Thursday.
Caitlin Armstrong, 34, turned in a car for $12,200 after she was questioned but not detained by Austin police in connection with the May 11 shooting of 25-year-old Anna Moriah Wilson.
It was the same car, captured on security cameras, parked outside the apartment where Wilson — a race car driver who once dated Armstrong’s cyclist boyfriend Colin Strickland — was stopping in town for an upcoming cycling event.
Despite questioning Armstrong two days after Wilson was found with multiple gunshot wounds in the apartment, police did not issue a warrant for her arrest until May 19.
By then, Armstrong had boarded a May 14 flight from Austin to Houston, the US marshals said.
She then flew to New York’s LaGuardia Airport, where security cameras caught her wearing a denim jacket and a black mask.
Authorities said Armstrong was dropped off at Newark Liberty International Airport on May 18, but no outbound tickets were found in her name. It is unknown if she ever boarded a plane or simply disappeared from the airport again.
Last week, a man said he saw Armstrong at a campground on the Livingston estate in upstate New York last month.
An informant told Fox News that the fugitive stayed with his sister Christine Armstrong, who lived in the area for a long time.
Authorities were unable to confirm if Armstrong was at that particular location.
Authorities said Armstrong’s boyfriend is cooperating with investigators and is not considered a suspect in Wilson’s murder.