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Kaitlin Armstrong, the yoga teacher turned fugitive from Texas that authorities chased in the middle of the United States and then Costa Rica, was captured in a hostel on a lonely ocean beach known as a refuge for surfers, yogis and travelers. with backpack.

Santa Teresa Beach is located on the Pacific coast of the Central American country, located on the Nicoya Peninsula about a five-hour drive west of the country’s capital, San Jose.

According to Deputy Marshal Brandon Filla, agents from the Bureau of International Operations, Marshals’ Homeland Security Investigations, the State Department’s Diplomatic Security Service and Costa Rican authorities captured Armstrong in a beachside hostel Wednesday. They announced his arrest on Thursday morning.

Authorities have said Costa Rica will deport Armstrong and return her to the United States, where she will face charges of murder and illegal flight to avoid trial.

KAITLIN ARMSTRONG MAN HUNT: TEXAS LOVE TRIANGLE MURDER CAUGHT ON COSTA RICA BEACH, MARSHALS ANNOUNCEMENT

Costa Rican authorities helped US law enforcement to track Armstrong to a beachfront hostel in Santa Teresa, Puntarenas province,
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Her social media accounts indicate she is a seasoned global traveler and on her LinkedIn she claims she spent time in Bali, Indonesia teaching yoga.

New York Magazine last summer described Santa Teresa as a “laid back surf town” that is both natural and “untreated” with “nice accommodations and relaxing vibes.” Beachfront hotels offer morning yoga and sunset surfing.

TEXAS MURDER SUSPECTED KAITLIN ARMFORTE DURING THE YEARS: FUGITIVE LOVE TRIANGLE SEEN IN DECADES PHOTOS

Left: victim Anna Moriah "Mo" Wilson after a race.  Right: A photo of suspect Kaitlin Armstrong released by US Marshals.

Left: victim Anna Moriah “Mo” Wilson after a race. Right: A photo of suspect Kaitlin Armstrong released by US Marshals.
(The Wilson family / United States Marshals)

Tourist sites like GoVisitCostaRica advertise year-round beach surfing spots and adjacent jungle.

The isolated town has a single main road running along the waterfront, which is “not entirely paved,” according to Travel and Leisure. Four-wheel drive and ATVs are popular.

The US Marshals Service announced Thursday that Armstrong fled to Costa Rica from Newark Liberty International Airport on May 18 with a “fraudulent passport” days after arriving at nearby LaGuardia Airport on a flight from Texas. An Austin judge passed a killing warrant for his arrest on May 17, six days after he allegedly shot cycling pro Anna Moriah “Mo” Wilson at a friend’s apartment in Austin. city.

Colin Strickland seen outside his home in Austin, Texas on June 17, 2022.

Colin Strickland seen outside his home in Austin, Texas on June 17, 2022.
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He flew from New Jersey to San Jose, according to authorities.

KAITLIN ARMSTRONG: SUSPECT ACCUSED IN TEXAS LOVE TRIANGLE MURDER CAR SOLD FOR $ 12,200 BEFORE LEAVING, SAYS THE FED

Surveillance video shows Armstrong at an airport after fleeing Texas.

Surveillance video shows Armstrong at an airport after fleeing Texas.
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Before escaping, the marshals claim they sold his Jeep Grand Cherokee at a CarMax dealership less than a mile from the Austin home he shared with boyfriend Colin Strickland, another professional cyclist the police allegedly involved romantically with the victim. for $ 12,200. The sum was several thousand dollars below the wholesale market value at a time when similar vehicles are being resold for over $ 30,000. He may have had additional cash on hand from a flipping house career, authorities had previously said.

Jeep for sale near Austin, Texas, home of captured murder suspect Kaitlin Armstrong, 34.

Jeep for sale near Austin, Texas, home of captured murder suspect Kaitlin Armstrong, 34.
(Michael Ruiz / Fox News Digital)

KAITLIN ARMSTRONG’S NEW FEDERAL WARRANT CONFIRMS “MO” WILSON MURDER WEAPON FOUND IN FUGITIVE’S TEXAS HOUSE

No one opened the door on Tuesday or Wednesday in the Austin home where Armstrong lived with Strickland, who left Wilson the night of his murder after they went out swimming and dining behind Armstrong’s back, under the murder warrant. Messages sent to his listed phone number were met with a “please fuck off” request on Thursday.

Colin Strickland seen outside his home in Austin, Texas on June 17, 2022.

Colin Strickland seen outside his home in Austin, Texas on June 17, 2022.
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Authorities previously claimed that they located the murder weapon at home and that Strickland bought a gun for his girlfriend in December or January. An anonymous informant told police that the fugitive suspect had previously expressed intentions to harm Wilson, a romantic rival Strickland allegedly hid in his phone under a different name.



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