US gravel star Moriah Wilson killed in Texas

Moriah Wilson, winner of the 2022 Belgian Waffle Ride California
Moriah Wilson had just won the 2022 Belgian Waffle Ride California (Image credit: Jake Orness/BelgianWaffleRide)

Moriah Wilson, known as 'Mo' Wilson, was murdered on Wednesday evening in a shooting in Austin, Texas, where she was staying in preparation for Gravel Locos on Saturday morning.

Saturday afternoon Austin's ABC-afffiliate KUVE, investigative reporter Tony Plohetski posted on Twitter: "Austin police confirm they are investigating the murder of a rising star in the cycling world after she was shot multiple times in an East Austin home. Moriah Wilson, 25, was found Wednesday. Police say they have a person of interest and that the shooting was not random."

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