There are new details emerging about the life of a yoga teacher on the run, and how she managed to escape capture for more that six weeks before being captured Wednesday in Costa Rica.
Kaitlin Armstrong is suspected of shooting and killing professional cyclist Moriah Wilson in a jealous rage last month in Austin, Texas, over an alleged affair between Wilson and Armstrong’s boyfriend Colin Strickland, who is also a cyclist.
Armstrong was apprehended at a laid-back spot called Don Jon’s Surf and Yoga Lodge. The lodge is located in the small town of Santa Teresa, which has a population of just 3,000.
According to authorities, Armstrong funded her new life in Costa Rica by selling her Jeep and getting $12,200. According to them, she was using the hostel-style accommodation to make her money stretch further.
“She was just asking about how to get around cheaper, and then the police came,”Inside Edition spoke with Zachary Paulsen who claims he witnessed the arrest.
Paulsen presented Inside Edition a passport bearing Armstrong’s name, which he said was left behind after Armstrong’s arrest. He says a second passport bearing the name of her lookalike sister, Christine, was also found, along with a $6,350 receipt for cosmetic surgery under another name.
“[She had] a bandage on her nose and she had blood in her nostrils,” Paulsen said.
U.S. Marshals said Armstrong used someone else’s passport to get to the Central American nation and was trying to build a new life in the remote beach town.
“It looks like she retreated back to her hobby, her career of being in the yoga practice. We believe she was trying to learn new yoga, possibly to instruct,”Marshal Brandon Filla, Deputy U.S. Marshal Brandon Filla said.
Filla said Armstrong had “cropped her hair about shoulder length”And “dyed it dark brown.”
“When it was communicated that she was detained and she was in custody, there was a lot of relief in this office,” Filla said.
Wilson’s family says in a statement: “We’re relieved to know this phase of uncertainty is now behind us and we trust that justice will prevail.”
Once she’s deported back to the U.S., Armstrong will face several charges including murder.