Top US gravel cyclist Anna Moriah Wilson identified as woman shot, killed in East Austin

Austin police detectives are investigating what led to the shooting death of a 25-year-old U.S. gravel cyclist in East Austin last week.

Investigators said Saturday that they had identified a person of interest.

Police identified the woman as Anna Moriah Wilson, of Vermont, who was in Texas for a race.

Anna Moriah Wilson

About 9:56 p.m. Wednesday, officers responded to a 911 call at a home in the 1700 block of Maple Avenue. According to a police news release, a woman told 911 operators that she had returned home to find her friend bleeding and unconscious.

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"Investigators arrived at the scene and discovered a 25-year-old female with multiple gunshot wounds," the news release said. "Officers and EMS performed life-saving measures. However, the victim died from her injuries."

Wilson was pronounced dead at the scene. She was a rising gravel and mountain bike racer.

VeloNews reported that Wilson had flown from Colorado to Texas last week in preparation for the Gravel Locos race in Hico, "where she was a favorite for the win on Saturday."

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"There is no reason to suspect any threats to the public, and the shooting does not appear to be a random act," the news release said.

It was Austin's 27th homicide of the year.

Anyone with information or video of the incident has been asked to contact the Austin police homicide unit at 512-974-TIPS or, or Crime Stoppers via its anonymous tip line at 512-472-8477 (TIPS) or the new Crime Stoppers App. Tips can remain anonymous.

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