After 43 days on the run for allegedly killing pro gravel racer Anna Moriah ”Mo” Wilson in Austin, Texas, Kaitlin Armstrong, 34, was captured without incident at a hostel on Santa Teresa Beach in Provincia de Puntarenas, Costa Rica by a joint international fugitive task force on Wednesday and is being brought back to the United States by U.S. Marshalls to face charges.
The joint task force included marshals, Texas Rangers, U.S. Homeland Security and Federal Costa Rican Police that tracked down Armstrong after discovering she boarded a United Airlines flight in New Jersey, using a fraudulent passport, and arrived in Costa Rica on May 18 — a week after Wilson’s murder.
Susan Pamerleau, the U.S. marshal for the Western District of Texas, commented on the arrest: “The Marshals Service elevated the Kaitlin Armstrong investigation to major case status early in this investigation, which likely played a key role in her capture after a 43-day run. This is an example of combining the resources of local, state, federal and international authorities to apprehend a violent fugitive, bring an end to that run and hopefully a sense of closure to the victim’s family.”
Armstrong is facing felony charges of homicide and unlawful flight to avoid prosecution.
Photos: U.S. Marshall’s