'Person of interest' Warren Dale Watson identified in killing of Lakewood lawyer

Watson considered armed and dangerous

LAKEWOOD - Lakewood police have identified a person of interest in the Tuesday homicide of a female lawyer and say he should be considered armed and dangerous.

Police identified Warren Dale Watson, 52, Thursday night as a person of interest in the case. He bears resemblance to the person seen in surveillance photographs from a Walmart and King Soopers where police say the victim's credit card was used after her body was found.

Police say the victim, Claudia Miller, 66, was found dead by a cleaning crew in her family law practice in an office building in the 400 block of Union Boulevard.

Miller's cause of death is still not being released, but police did indicate her body showed signs of trauma.

Police said Miller's car, a black 2012 Honda Accord, was stolen from the crime scene at at 445 Union Blvd. in Lakewood.

Thursday, police said they found the car in the north metro area.

"The vehicle has been impounded and will be processed for any evidentiary value that would assist detectives in their investigation," police said in a news release.

Watson has a four page CBI record including charges of forgery in 1992, burglary and escape in 1993, vehicle theft in 1999 and escape attempts in 2006 and 2008.

He is also a wanted fugitive on an unrelated case and there is a warrant for his arrest.

Watson is described as a black male who is 5-foot-6 tall and weighs 170 pounds. He is also known to wear glasses.

Anyone with information about Watson is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 720-913-7867.

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