AUSTIN (KXAN) — Kaitlin Armstrong, the woman accused of killing cyclist Moriah Wilson, returned to Texas on Saturday, days after being captured in Costa Rica.

Armstrong was booked into the Harris County Jail on Saturday. U.S. Marshals said she would remain there until she was transferred to Austin.

Deputy U.S. Marshal Brandon Filla told KXAN Armstrong he was found with an altered appearance. Armstrong had shoulder-length hair that had been dyed dark brown, as well as bandages on his nose and bruises under his eyes from a reported surfboarding incident.

Kaitlin Armstrong, 34 (Austin Police Department, Harris County Sheriff‘s Office)

Photos from travelers at the airport show Armstrong back on American soil. Armstrong wears a blue long sleeve shirt, black joggers and flip flops. The photos also show the weathered appearance previously mentioned by officials.

Armstrong was arrested in Costa Rica on Wednesday and arrived in Texas on Saturday afternoon. U.S. Marshals said they worked with Homeland Security and Costa Rican authorities to find her at the Santa Teresa Beach Inn.

Investigators found that Armstrong, 34, used a fake passport on May 18 to board a United Airlines flight from Newark, New Jersey to San Jose, Costa Rica, according to US Marshals.

Armstrong faces charges related to the murder of world-class cyclist Moriah Wilson and unlawful theft to avoid prosecution.

Travis County court records show Armstrong’s bail will be set at $3.5 million. She will have to give her passport to a district clerk before her release and have a GPS in prison. His curfew will be from 8 p.m. to 8 a.m., records show.

Armstrong is represented by Cofer & Connelly litigators, an Austin-based law firm. “Neither Kaitlin nor his attorneys will make a statement to the media at this time. We ask for the privacy of Kaitlin’s family,” Cofer & Connelly said in a statement provided to KXAN.

Wilson’s murder took place on May 11, according to earlier reports from Austin police. Wilson was shot and killed in a home near Maple Avenue in east Austin. The world-class cyclist was in Texas preparing to take part in a race.


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