Warren Dale Watson, person of interest in Lakewood lawyer's death, transferred to Jeffco Jail

Police: Killing appears to be ‘totally random act'

LAKEWOOD, Colo. - Lakewood police said Warren Dale Watson, the recently-captured fugitive called a "person of interest" in the killing of a Lakewood attorney, was transferred to the Jefferson County Jail from Idaho Thursday.

Though Watson has not yet been charged in the murder of lawyer Claudia Miller, investigators say that they do not suspect anyone else in the killing.

Watson is being held on an unrelated warrant for a parole violation.

Lakewood police say that the killing “appears to be a totally random act,” but they believe they have “the right person” in custody.

Lakewood police said Watson, 52, was caught at about 1:15 p.m. last Friday in Caldwell, Idaho.

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.

After the discovery of Miller's body, a man was photographed by surveillance cameras using her credit card at two stores. Police spokesman Steve Davis said many tips from the public identified the man in those photos as Watson.

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.

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