The Kirkland Police Department has referred first degree murder charges to the King County Prosecutor’s Office regarding suspect Dakota M. Wolf, 19, in the Scarlett Paxton homicide investigation.
Subsequent to the filing of charges, an arrest warrant was issued for Wolf, a soldier stationed at Joint Base Lewis-McChord.
Paxton died from a neck wound at her residence in Kirkland in the early morning of November 30, 2011.
Kirkland detectives had previously identified Wolf as a person of interest in the investigation.
Detectives are working in cooperation with the military to arrange an eventual transfer of custody.
The investigation is ongoing and detectives continue to explore a link between Paxton and Wolf.