Moriah Wilson:- The Tricycle Affair





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  1. Cycling community mourns loss of 25-year-old Moriah Wilson | FOX 7 Austin
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      • Anna Moriah “Mo” Wilson was identified as the victim in the May 11 shooting at a home on Maple Avenue near East 17th Street.
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      • Friends and family are still shocked after the murder of an up-and-coming cyclist last week in Austin.
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  1. Austin-area cyclist charged with murder in fellow cycling star’s death in East Austin | KVUE
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      • Moriah Wilson was found inside a home with a gunshot wound.
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USA Today

Texas woman in love triangle accused of killing pro cyclist Anna Moriah Wilson, police say


May 21, 2022

AUSTIN, Texas – An arrest warrant in the fatal shooting of professional cyclist Anna Moriah Wilson details a love triangle that includes a male professional cyclist and the woman he lives with, according to Austin police.

Wilson, 25, was found dead May 11 in an East Austin home on Maple Avenue. She had traveled from San Francisco and was staying in town before riding in a gravel race in Hico, northwest of Waco, that coming weekend.

Kaitlin Marie Armstrong, 34, of Austin, faces a murder charge in connection with the shooting. Police spoke with Armstrong on May 12 – the day after Wilson was killed – and confronted her with video surveillance that investigators say shows a vehicle matching one she drives pulling up to the residence where Wilson was staying. One minute earlier, Wilson had returned to the home after swimming with Armstrong’s boyfriend.

Armstrong, police said, nodded in agreement when detectives told her the video did not look good for her.

Armstrong has not been arrested. Police say she deleted her social media accounts and that her boyfriend told them he has not seen her since May 13. Her account on Strava –an online cycling and fitness platform – remains public and shows that she last cycled on May 11, the day Wilson died.

On Friday, the U.S. Marshals Lone Star Fugitive Task Force announced it is conducting a “fugitive investigation” and asked for the public’s help in locating Armstrong.

The affidavit reveals a romantic entanglement that began in October when Armstrong split with her longtime boyfriend, professional cyclist Colin Strickland. During a brief break in that relationship, Strickland met and became involved with Wilson, only to soon get back together with Armstrong.

According to police, a tipster assisting in the homicide investigation told detectives that Armstrong learned in January about Strickland’s relationship with Wilson and “became furious and was shaking in anger.” The tipster told police that Armstrong said she wanted to kill Wilson. Around that time, police say Strickland bought two firearms: a 9 mm handgun for himself, and another for Armstrong.

In searching the home where Armstrong lives with Strickland, investigators say they seized a 9 mm handgun belonging to Armstrong. In comparing shell cases fired from that gun to those found in the home where Wilson was killed, police say the potential that the same firearm was used is “significant.”

Strickland, a professional cyclist sponsored by Red Bull, issued a statement to the American-Statesman on Friday saying he had a brief relationship with Wilson after meeting her in Austin in October. He said that after that fling, which lasted about a week, his relationship with Wilson turned platonic and professional, and that he got back together with Armstrong. He said he was no longer romantically involved with Wilson.

“There is no way to adequately express the regret and torture I feel about my proximity to this horrible crime,” Strickland said. “I am sorry, and I simply cannot make sense of this unfathomable situation.”

Strickland said he has cooperated with authorities and will continue to do so.

His statement said: “It was not my intention to pursue along an auxiliary romantic relationship that would mislead anyone. Moriah and I were both leaders in this lonely, niche sport of cycling, and I admired her greatly and considered her a close friend. I am deeply grieving her loss.”

Wilson was considered among the country’s top cyclists and had recently quit her job to focus on training. She was the favorite to win Gravel Locos, the race for which she came to Texas.

At around 6 p.m. on the day she died, Wilson left her home to go swimming with Strickland at Deep Eddy Pool, investigators say in the affidavit. At about 8:30 p.m., police say she returned after Strickland dropped her off on his motorcycle. One minute later, video surveillance from a nearby home shows a dark SUV with a bicycle rack on the back and a luggage rack on the hood appearing to stop next to the home where Wilson was staying.

Strickland told detectives Armstrong did not know where Wilson was staying. But Wilson’s Strava account might have provided a clue: On the day she was killed, she uploaded a ride that began and ended at the home where she was staying.

At just before 10 p.m., a woman who rents the home where Wilson was staying called police after arriving and finding Wilson lying in the bathroom. She told police that nothing was missing in the home except for Wilson’s bicycle, which investigators later found in thick bamboo more than 60 feet from the house.

While investigating Wilson’s relationship with Strickland, authorities with the Lone Star Fugitive Task Force went to the home where Strickland lives with Armstrong. In its driveway, they discovered a 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee that matches the vehicle on the video, the affidavit says.

Strickland, in a voluntary interview with police, revealed that Armstrong returned home that night driving the Grand Cherokee.


Daily Mail

Video captures ‘killer’ yoga teacher’s car outside home of pro-cyclist she ‘shot dead’ after flying into a rage when the pair who had a fling went swimming together: ‘Tracked victim on Strava app’


Family Life

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.’

Before The Incident

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

Wilson had flown from California to Texas where she was staying with a friend ahead of a race in Hico, northwest of Waco.

Shooting Incident

Strickland told Armstrong he was going out to deliver flowers, and claimed his battery had died, meaning he was unable to contact her, police say.

But cops say Strickland was actually away swimming with Wilson at Austin’s famed Deep Eddy pool. They believe the discovery of that lie may have driven Armstrong to kill.

She was found dead shot multiple times with a 9mm handgun in the East Austin home the day before the race, according to the affidavit.

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.

APD tested Armstrong’s handgun and found that the weapon was the same firearm used in Wilson’s death based on ballistic evidence.

Armstrong did not arrive back at the house she shared with Strickland until 9:20pm, he told police.

Armstrong was apprehended by cops before disappearing, and shown the footage of her car in the vicinity of the murder scene. She admitted it ‘didn’t look good,’ the Austin-American Statesman reported.



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.

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.

Holy & Beloved

Father God, Holy and Beloved, may your reign be eternal.

Out time here is so little.

Out time is so precious.

Father God, you have granted each of us our assigned time and portion.

May your sight forever stay on your chosen vessel.

Guard and Uphold.

Guarded and Upheld.

The family touched may you gather and nurse as only he can.


Referenced Work

  1. Daily Mail
    • Video captures ‘killer’ yoga teacher’s car outside home of pro-cyclist she ‘shot dead’ after flying into a rage when the pair who had a fling went swimming together: ‘Tracked victim on Strava app’

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