According to a new report, the victim of a Texas woman wanted to shoot a professional cyclist who eloped with her boyfriend visited an upstate New York campground while on the run from police.
Fox News said Wednesday that Caitlin Armstrong, 34, was spotted last month at the Camp Haven campus in Livingston Manor by a man who was camping at the remote Sullivan County location.
“She was [here] Sometime back,” the unidentified person told the outlet. “Before the whole thing blew up.”
The tipster said the fugitive had been living with his sister, Christine Armstrong, who was a longtime camper at the site, according to the outlet. US marshals have reportedly interviewed Christine.
“We don’t know if she was actually in that specific location,” Deputy US Marshal Brandon Fila told the station. “There are many possibilities, but we must have the facts.”
Armstrong, a yoga teacher, is accused of hitting 25-year-old elite cyclist Anna Morea “Mo” Wilson in a jealous rage on May 11 in Austin. The suspect reportedly shot and killed a romantic rival after reuniting with her live-in boyfriend, pro cyclist Colin Strickland.
Wilson was visiting Austin for a bike race from San Francisco when Strickland stopped by to see him. Armstrong pursued her boyfriend and eventually ousted the house where Wilson was living. His jeep was seen in the security footage outside.
A friend found Wilson’s body later that night. It was riddled with bullets, allegedly from a gun that Strickland had given to Armstrong as a gift.
Strickland, 35, told officials that he was romantically involved with Wilson when he and Armstrong last took a break from their three-year relationship. When Armstrong learned of Romp in January she “was furious and trembling with anger”—and wanted to kill Wilson, an affidavit reportedly said.
Armstrong was questioned and released by police, who said she was “still and protected” when asked about the surveillance video. According to officials, on May 14 she boarded a flight from Austin to New York City.
Officials said Armstrong was last seen at Newark Liberty International Airport on May 18 after taking off in LaGuardia. Camp Haven is about 115 miles from both airports. Officials said no outbound reservations were made under his name in Newark.
A private investigator in the case told News Nation that the suspect may have been using his sister’s name as a surname, and he could have gone to Canada.
According to KXAN-TV, private investigator Jason Jensen reportedly said, “Three days after seeing Caitlyn in the New York area, New York State, an address arrived in Livingston Manor, where it was named after Christine.”
An FBI official told the network it was possible that the suspect was receiving support while lambing.
“I actually think there was a little premeditation in it. How much, I’m not sure,” former FBI Special Agent Tracy Walder told the network.
“I’m really starting to think, especially because we see two different airports now, that he’s got help.”
Texas Deputy US Marshal Brandon Fila previously told The Post that Armstrong had amassed significant money flipping houses and “might have money to hide.”
,[Armstrong’s escape] It wasn’t something that was sudden, it was something that was orderly, that was timely. He had some plan,” he said.
The US considers Marshal Armstrong “armed and dangerous” and is offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to his capture.
“Caitlin Armstrong is charged with a very serious crime that she has to answer for,” US Marshal for the Western District of Texas Susan Palmerleau said last week.
“The best thing she can do at this point, wherever she is, is surrender to the authorities so she can safely return to Austin and answer the charges against him. She needs to know.” That the marshals will not stop looking for him.”