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Fugitive Texas murder suspect Kaitlin Armstrong has been captured in Costa Rica, more than six weeks after Austin police obtained a murder warrant in the death of pro cyclist Anna Moriah “Mo” Wilson.
U.S. Marshals announced the bust Thursday morning, 43 days into the manhunt, and said she had been captured Wednesday.
Costa Rican authorities assisted U.S. law enforcement in tracking Armstrong to a hostel on Santa Teresa Beach in Provincia de Puntarenas, the Marshals announced. Authorities said she used a “fraudulent passport” to fly from Newark, New Jersey, to San Jose, Costa Rica, on May 18.
“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,” said U.S. Marshal for the Western District of Texas Susan Pamerleau. “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 expected to be deported to face justice in the U.S., where she has been charged with murder and…