THE yoga instructor accused of gunning down a cycling star in a jealous love triangle range has been arrested after evading authorities for 43 days.
Kaitlin Armstrong, 34, was arrested in Costa Rica on Thursday, The Daily Beast reported.
According to the Beast, Armstrong was captured at the Santa Teresa Beach hostel in Costa Rica.
Armstrong is accused of killing her love rival and pro athlete Moriah Wilson, 25, who was found dead on May 11 in Austin, Texas.
The cyclist had reportedly been staying at an apartment in Austin ahead of the Gravel Locos race in Hico.
Moriah allegedly told a pal she was intending to go swimming with fellow cyclist Colin Strickland, 35.
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The pair previously had a fling while Strickland was taking a break from his relationship with Armstrong last October.
They remained friends and continued to spend time with each other.
'SHAKING IN ANGER'
But the furious yoga teacher only found out about their brief romance in January – and reportedly began "shaking in anger".
Cops believe Armstrong snapped after discovering her boyfriend had a secret affair on May 11 with his former flame Moriah.
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They said Strickland told Armstrong he was going out to deliver flowers, but his phone battery had died, so he would be unable to contact her.
But he was actually taking a dip with Moriah at the Deep Eddy pool – which police believe motivated Armstrong to pursue deadly revenge.
Strickland had walked his former lover back to the house at around 8.30pm, shortly before Armstrong's black 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee was seen stalking the street.
It is thought she may have discovered the duo's location after finding Moriah's public account on the Strava fitness app.
Moments after the SUV was picked up on a Ring camera, Moriah's friend returned home to find her shot dead in a pool of blood.
Yoga teacher Armstrong then returned home to Strickland after allegedly murdering the 25-year-old and was apprehended by cops – before vanishing.
Moriah sustained multiple gunshot wounds.
Investigators concluded she had been struck several times with a 9mm round – the same caliber of gun Strickland had reportedly purchased for himself and Armstrong.
On May 19, Armstrong was charged with first-degree murder, per an affidavit.
However, Moriah’s family stated that she wasn’t in a romantic relationship with anyone at the time of her death. The family clarified the claims to KXAN about the alleged romantic relationship.
“While we will not elaborate about the ongoing investigation, we do feel it's important to clarify that at the time of her death, those closest to her clearly understood, directly from Moriah, that she was not in a romantic relationship with anyone,” said the family in a written statement.
“We are absolutely devastated by the loss of our beautiful daughter and sister, Anna Moriah Wilson. There are no words that can express the pain and suffering we are experiencing due to this senseless, tragic loss.
“Moriah was a talented, kind, and caring young woman. Her life was taken from her before she had the opportunity to achieve everything she dreamed of. Our family, and all those who loved her, will forever miss her.”
'PLATONIC AND PROFESSIONAL'
Strickland issued a statement on May 20, insisting his relationship with Moriah was merely "platonic and professional".
Armstrong and Strickland had been in a relationship for about three years but were on a break when his relationship with Moriah occurred.
He wrote: "There is no way to adequately express the regret and torture I feel about my proximity to this horrible crime.
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"I admired her greatly, and considered her a close friend. I am deeply grieving her loss."
Moriah, the leading cyclist in the US, was viewed by many as a rising cycling star and had just become fully professional. She was dubbed the "winningest woman in America".
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