Lakewood police are asking the public for help in locating a person-of-interest in the death of a 66-year-old family law attorney who was found murdered on March 5, 2013.
Claudia Miller was found by cleaning crew Tuesday night in the building at 445 Union St in Lakewood, Denver, Colorado where her office was at.
Police are looking to question Warren D. Watson, 52, about the homicide. Watson was seen on surveillance cameras at Walmart at East 36th Avenue and Quebec Street using the deceased victim’s credit card to purchase items after the murder.
Watson is a wanted fugitive on an unrelated case and there is an active warrant for his arrest.
Photo of Claudia Miller smiling at a sports outing
Pictured: Security footage at a Lakewood Walmart caught Watson purchasing items with the victim’s stolen credit-card
Mugshot of Warren Watson who is currently being sought by police in Lakewood, Denver area
Miller’s black 2012 Honda Accord was found Thursday, the same day her body was discovered. Police did not specify where the exact location of the car was found however, they did say it was in the north Denver area, and they believe it “had been stolen from the parking lot at her office following the murder,” Lakewood police said in statement Thursday.
Lakewood Police aren’t releasing a cause of death at the moment however, they did say there was trauma to the victim’s body.
It is unknown what relationship she had, if any, with Watson.
Family and loved ones are shocked and grieving over the loss. They have spoken of the type of woman Miller was and asking for privacy during their time of grief.
“Claudia was a loving sister, mother and grandmother, who dedicated her life to helping others,” they said. “In over 30 years practicing law, she committed herself to helping people navigate a complex legal system, in times of family crisis, when they needed help most. She spent most of her spare time with her adoring grandchildren and friends, and was an avid Broncos and Rockies fan.
- Full Name: Warren Dale Watson
- Height: 5’6″
- Weight: 170 pounds
- Race: Black Sex: Male
- Other: Watson is known to wear glasses
Crime Stoppers in Denver are offering a $2,000 reward to those with valuable information leading to the arrest and conviction. Anyone with information regarding this case is urged to please contact: Crime Stoppers in Denver, CO at 720-913-7867 (or 911 if you believe you have a possible sighting of Warren D. Watson.)