NEIGHBORS believe slain love triangle victim Moriah Wilson’s killer used a silencer to murder her as no shots were heard at the scene of the crime.
Neighbors believe a silencer was used to kill cyclist Moriah ‘Mo’ Wilson on May 11Credit: Instagram
Law enforcement is looking for Kaitlin Armstrong, who is believed to have shot Moriah in a jealous rageCredit: U.S. Marshal Service
It came after Armstrong’s champion gravel cyclist boyfriend Colin Strickland, 35, met up with Wilson behind her back that same day, according to an arrest warrant obtained by the Austin Police Department.
Armstrong – a yoga teacher and real estate broker – was released while being questioned by cops when it was realized the warrant they had brought her in on was invalid.
She is now charged with Wilson’s murder but has gone on the run and is being sought by US Marshalls.
David Harris, 47, owns and lives next door to the East Austin apartment where Wilson, 25, was murdered.
She had been staying with a friend while visiting the city for a race and was dropped off there by Strickland on his motorcycle after their meet-up.
Harris was home when the murder took place and believes the only way he would not have heard the Sig-Sauer 9mm allegedly used as a murder weapon go if is if it was used with a suppressant.
He may also have heard Armstrong fleeing the scene on Wilson’s bike, which was later found hidden beneath thick bamboo some 20 yards from the crime scene.
The engineer described how he walked into his garage and partially raised his garage door around the time of the shooting.
After doing so, he heard someone running down the stairs that lead to the front door of the property where Mo Wilson was staying.
He then thought he heard a bicycle traveling southbound through the alleyway away from the apartment.
David told The Sun: “I heard somebody leave but I didn’t see anyone with my own eyes.
“I had the sense that a bike was leaving. It was not a motorcycle.
“Maybe it was Armstrong leaving on the bike and she wanted to make it look like a theft.
“I think I would have heard gunshots next door if she was using a 9mm so the shooter must have used a suppressor.
“It’s shocking, this is not that messed up of a neighborhood.
“I’ve lived here for about 11 years and there’s a few sketchy people but all in all I never feel unsafe. This is kind of a freak incident.
It’s shocking, this is not that messed up of a neighborhood.
“I didn’t meet Moriah, I didn’t even know she was there.
“The girl who was living there is pretty shook-up, of course. She’s probably not going to live there anymore.
“You have to be careful with those redheads, man.
“I feel a little bit of relief that at least a suspect has been identified.
“By definition, you’re a psychopath if you do something like that. It’s crazy.
“It would have been much more understandable if she had killed her boyfriend.
“She’s definitely ruined her life with this.”
Another neighbor who lives next door and was home at the time of the killing agreed that no gunshots were heard.
The local resident, who didn’t want to give her name, provided CCTV footage from the front of the property which cops believe shows Armstrong’s Jeep near the scene at the time of the crime.
‘RUINED HER LIFE’
She said: “We were home when it happened but we didn’t hear gunshots or any commotion.
“Our dogs only got agitated when the ambulance and the cops arrived.
“It’s lucky that my camera caught her car because it isn’t on all the time.
“It gets triggered when cars drive by but not always. It was just her bad luck.
“If she planned the whole thing she should have figured out that there [are] cameras around.
“Now, she’s ruined her whole life, what she is supposed to have done is a capital crime in Texas, premeditated murder.
“The girl who was killed was pretty young and very promising, she had a bright future.
“I can’t imagine how her family is processing this.”
Strickland told cops that he had been dating Armstrong for three years but had a romantic relationship with Wilson in October 2021 after he briefly split up from his girlfriend.
He also admitted that he had lied to Armstrong about his whereabouts on the day Wilson was killed.
An anonymous caller told police that Armstrong was “shaking in anger” when she discovered her boyfriend’s relationship with Wilson in January this year.
David Harris owns the apartment where Moriah was slain and believes a silencer was used during the attackCredit: Alex Diaz
Harris described Armstrong as a ‘psychopath’ who has ‘ruined her life’Credit: U.S. Marshal Service
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