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Slain lawyer’s body found by office cleaning crew

Posted Mar 7, 2013 7:26 AM CDT
By Debra Cassens Weiss

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Updated: Police in Lakewood, Colo., say they have located the vehicle belonging to a family law attorney who was found dead in her office on Tuesday night by a cleaning crew.

The 2012 Honda Accord, which police said was apparently stolen from the parking lot at Claudia Miller's law office after her murder, was found in the north Denver metropolitan area, the Denver Post reports. Although the cause of the 66-year-old attorney's death hasn't been officially determined, police called it a murder and authorities said there was trauma to Miller's body.

The TheDenverChannel.com and Law Week Colorado also have stories.

Police are trying to locate a man caught on surveillance tape who used Miller’s credit card at a Walmart and King Soopers about an hour after Miller’s body was found.

Miller was chair of the banquet committee for the First Judicial Bar Association.

A $2,000 reward is being offered.

Updated at 3:25 p.m. to substitute Denver Post coverage for Associated Press coverage and include and accord with new information about case.

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