Police identify person of interest in homicide of Lakewood lawyer

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Both images are photos of Warren Dale Watson. Courtesy: Lakewood Police

Both images are photos of Warren Dale Watson. Courtesy: Lakewood Police

LAKEWOOD, Colo. — Police investigating the homicide of a well-known family law attorney in Lakewood released the name of a person of interest in the case Thursday night.

He is 52-year-old Warren Dale Watson. “Police would like to speak with Watson in regards to any knowledge he may have about this incident,” says Lakewood Police spokesman Ryan McKone.

Watson is described as a black male approximately 5’06” tall and 170 lbs. He’s known to wear glasses.

Watson is a wanted fugitive on an unrelated case and there is an active warrant for his arrest according to police. He is considered armed and dangerous.

Claudia Miller Found Dead Tuesday Night

Police announced earlier Thursday they recovered the vehicle belonging to the victim, 66-year-old Claudia Miller. Her body was discovered in a Lakewood office building Tuesday.

Detectives found Miller’s 2012 black Honda Accord at an undisclosed north Denver location. The vehicle has since been impounded and was being processed for evidence Thursday afternoon.

Police believe Miller’s vehicle was stolen after her murder.

The 66-year-old owned a family law practice on the third floor of an office building at 445 Union Boulevard, where her body was discovered by a cleaning crew on Tuesday evening.

In the process of their investigation, detectives obtained surveillance camera images from a Walmart located at 36th and Quebec St., as well as a King Soopers at 28th and Quebec. Those images show a black man who was in possession of a credit card belonging to the Miller.

Police believe the man is the person of interest in this case.

Anyone with information can call Crime Stoppers at 720-913-7867. You can remain anonymous and you may be eligible for a reward of up to $2,000.