The vehicle of a homicide suspect wanted in the death of elite cyclist Anna Moriah "Mo" Wilson has been located in Austin, Texas, but the hunt for her continues in connection with the May killing.
Kaitlin Marie Armstrong, 34, is accused of fatally shooting Wilson, 25, in Austin on May 11, according to the U.S. Marshals Service.
A homicide warrant for her arrest was issued May 17.
Wilson had a brief relationship with professional cyclist Colin Strickland during a break in his relationship with Armstrong, according to an arrest warrant affidavit obtained by NBC affiliate KXAN of Austin. Strickland has not been accused of any wrongdoing.
On Thursday, the U.S. Marshals Lone Star Fugitive Task Force announced that it had located the black Jeep Grand Cherokee registered to Armstrong.
Armstrong sold the vehicle May 13, two days after Wilson’s death, to a CarMax dealership in south Austin for $12,200, the agency said in a news release.
She received a check from the dealership one day after Austin authorities questioned her.
On May 14, she departed the Austin airport. Investigators believe she boarded a flight to Houston Hobby Airport and then boarded a connecting flight to New York LaGuardia Airport.
She was last known to have been dropped off at Newark Liberty International Airport in New Jersey on May 18 — a day after Austin police issued a homicide warrant for her arrest.
A search on outbound flights at the Newark airport was conducted; no flight reservations were found under her name.
The search for Armstrong is classified as a "major case."
A $21,000 reward is being offered for information leading to her arrest. $5,000 of the sum is offered by the U.S. Marshals, $1,000 by the Capital Area Crime Stoppers and up to $15,000 by an anonymous donor.
On May 25, investigators obtained an arrest warrant for unlawful flight to avoid prosecution in U.S. District Court for Western Texas.
Wilson was a native of Vermont and a world class cyclist, according to the Marshals Service.
She was visiting Austin ahead of a race in Hico, Texas, when she was found May 11, bleeding and unconscious, suffering multiple gunshot wounds, in a home on East Maple Avenue. She was pronounced dead at the scene.
Armstrong had been in a relationship with Strickland for about three years, according to the arrest affidavit. Strickland began seeing Wilson during a break in his relationship with Armstrong, the affidavit said.
In a statement to the Austin American-Statesman, Strickland said that he was “reeling from grieving Mo Wilson’s death” and that he and Wilson had a “brief romantic relationship” from late October to early November while Wilson was visiting Austin. He said that his relationship with Wilson had become platonic and professional and that he considered her to be a great friend.