Police ID woman found murdered in Lakewood office building

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LAKEWOOD, Colo. -- Police continue to investigate the homicide of a well-known and respected attorney after a cleaning crew discovered her body in a Lakewood office building on Tuesday.

It's a murder that is sending shock waves through the Jefferson County legal community.

The victim has been identified as 66-year-old Claudia Miller. She had a family law practice on the third floor of the office building at 445 Union Boulevard where she was found murdered.

Lakewood Police spokesperson Steve Davis said that a cleaning crew discovered the body around 8:15 p.m. on Tuesday night. Though the manner of death is not clear, investigators believe it was a homicide because detectives indicated there was trauma to the victim's body.

Detectives obtained surveillance camera images from a WalMart store located at 36th and Quebec St., as well as a King Soopers store at 28th and Quebec, which both show the image of a black man who was in possession of a credit card belonging to the victim.

Detectives believe that Miller’s vehicle was taken from the crime scene. Her vehicle is described as a black 2012 Honda Accord with Colorado license plate 915-YTU.

Anyone who sees or has information on this vehicle or this crime should call Crime Stoppers at (720) 913-7867.