圣特雷莎海滩位于中美洲国家的太平洋海岸, 位于尼科亚半岛，距离该国首都以西约 5 小时车程, 圣荷西.
根据副元帅布兰登·菲拉（Brandon Filla）的说法, agents of the Marshals’ Office of International Operations, 国土安全调查, the State Department’s Diplomatic Security Service and Costa Rican authorities captured Armstrong at a beach hostel Wednesday. They announced her arrest Thursday morning.
Authorities said Costa Rica will deport Armstrong and return her to the United States, 由于全球 Covid-19 大流行的影响 faces charges of murder and unlawful flight to avoid prosecution.
Her social media accounts indicate that she is an experienced global traveler, and on her LinkedIn she claims to have spent time in Bali, 印度尼西亚, teaching yoga.
纽约杂志 last summer described Santa Teresa as a “laid-back surf town” that is both natural and “unmanicured” 与 “nice accommodations and chill vibes.” Beachfront hotels offer morning yoga and sunset surfing.
Tourism sites like GoVisitCostaRica tout the beach’s year-round surf spots and adjacent jungle.
The secluded town has a single main road running up the shoreline, 这是 “not entirely paved,” 根据 Travel and Leisure. Four-wheel drive and ATVs are popular.
美国. Marshals Service announced Thursday that Armstrong fled to Costa Rica from Newark Liberty International Airport on May 18 与 “fraudulent passport,” days after arriving at the nearby LaGuardia Airport on a flight from Texas. An Austin judge approved a murder warrant for her arrest on May 17, six days after she allegedly gunned down cycling pro Anna Moriah “莫” Wilson at a friend’s apartment in the city.
她 flew from New Jersey to San Jose, 根据当局.
Before she fled, 元帅说 she sold her Jeep Grand Cherokee at a CarMax dealership less than a mile from the Austin home she shared with boyfriend Colin Strickland – another pro cyclist who police alleged was romantically involved with the victim – for $ 12,200. The sum was several thousand dollars below wholesale market value at a time when similar vehicles are reselling for more than $ 30,000. She may have had additional cash on hand from a career of flipping houses, authorities had previously said.
No one answered the door Tuesday or Wednesday at the Austin home where Armstrong lived with Strickland, who dropped Wilson off on the night of her murder after they went out swimming and to dinner behind Armstrong’s back, according to the murder warrant. Messages sent to his listed phone number were met with a request to “please f— off” 星期四.
Authorities previously said they located the murder weapon at the home and that Strickland had purchased his girlfriend a handgun in December or January. An anonymous tipster told police that the fugitive suspect had previously voiced an intent to harm Wilson, a romantic rival who Strickland allegedly concealed in his phone under a different name.