Kirkland Police File Murder Charges in Paxton Homicide

Warrant issued for soldier’s arrest


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.  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.