LAKEWOOD, Colo. - Lakewood police said Sunday that a wallet was stolen in the same office building on the same day that a lawyer was found murdered and her credit cards stolen. But they said they don't believe the two incidents are related.
Police continue to investigate the slaying of Claudia D. Miller, who was found dead in her office at 445 Union Blvd. on March 5. Miller's cause of death hasn't been publicly released.
Police identified a person of interest after an individual was seen using Miller's credit cards after her death. Warren Dale Watson was arrested in Caldwell, Idaho on Friday on a parole violation. He has not been charged in Miller's slaying.
Lakewood Police detectives continue to follow up on investigative leads, both locally and in Idaho. They are also analyzing evidence obtained in the case, including evidence from the crime scene.
Police are looking for a man photographed using credit cards from a wallet stolen from the same building on the same day that Miller was found murdered.
The surveillance video shows a white man in his 20s wearing blue jeans, a dark shirt and a burgundy coat with dark sleeves using some of the stolen cards.
Video also shows the suspect is connected to a four-door sedan, which may be similar to a late 90s or early 2000 Toyota Camry.
Police believe that the wallet theft is not related to the homicide of Miller, but they want to identify the individual so that they may confirm that belief.
If anyone has information that will assist police in either the investigation of the homicide or the investigation of the theft from the other office suite they can call Crime Stoppers at 720-913-7867. They may be eligible for a $2,000 reward.