Moriah Wilson Cause Of Death, Obituary Not Yet Available – Moriah “Mo” Wilson, a rising star in the gravel and mountain bike racing circuit, died over the weekend, leaving the cycling world in shock. Wilson was discovered shot and died inside a residence in Austin, Texas, on Wednesday night, but her identity was not revealed until late Friday. She was in Texas, practicing for Gravel Locos, a competition she was expected to win.
According to bicycling.com, around 10 p.m. on Wednesday, officers responded to a 911 call to a home in East Austin. Wilson was found with multiple gunshot wounds, bleeding and unresponsive. According to an Austin Police Department news release, “investigators arrived at the location and discovered a 25-year-old female with several gunshot wounds.” “Officers and emergency medical personnel saved lives.
The victim, however, died as a result of her injuries.” Investigators revealed on Saturday that they had identified a “person of interest” and that they did not believe the homicide was committed at random. There has been no further information released.
Wilson was a rising star in the gravel racing scene, having won the Sea Otter Fuego 80km mountain bike event, the first race in the Life Time Grand Prix Series, and the 136-mile Belgian Waffle Ride in April alone (BWR). With those victories, she now leads the Life Time Grand Prix as well as the BWR Quadruple Crown of Gravel series.
We appreciate everyone’s kindness and support for us during this tough time. While the incomprehensible loss of Moriah is heartbreaking, we want everyone to join us in honoring her life, talents, and compassion for others. We knew she was pursuing what she liked since she worked relentlessly to achieve her goals. We will miss her deeply and know that we are not alone in our grief.
We know Moriah would want the race [ed. note: the Gravel Locos race] to continue so that her fellow citizens may test their boundaries, as she would have been on the racecourse with them. We hope that everyone feels her enthusiasm and encouragement as they pursue their own goals. Her spirit will be with you all during your training and on race day.
The obituary will be published online by the family and will contain funeral plans, dates, and burial arrangements.