LAS VEGAS – Police on Monday released surveillance images of a Las Vegas newspaper reporter suspected of fatally stabbing an investigative reporter, although the images do not show the man’s full face.
Images distributed Monday by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department show a man carrying a wide straw hat, bright orange reflective long-sleeved shirt, blue jeans, brown boots and a black or dark blue shoulder bag. is shown.
Police are seeking the public’s help in finding any additional surveillance footage as they continue their search for a suspect in the murder of Las Vegas Review-Journal reporter Jeff German.
German, 69, was stabbed to death outside his home at around 10:30 a.m. Saturday after officers called 911.
The Clark County Office of the Coroner/Medical Examiner said Sunday that German died from “multiple sharp force injuries” in a murder.
The German appears to have been in an altercation with another man, which led to the stabbing by the police.
Police believe the suspect was closing in on the neighborhood to commit other crimes when German was killed.
“We take this matter very seriously and our investigators are working relentlessly to identify and apprehend the suspect,” police spokesman Capt. Dory Coren said in a statement.
The Review-Journal’s executive editor Glenn Cook said that German had not expressed any concerns about his personal safety or any threats made against him to anyone in the newspaper’s leadership.
German joined the Review-Journal in 2010 after more than two decades at the Las Vegas Sun, where he was a columnist and reporter covering the courts, politics, labor, government and organized crime.
He was best known for his stories about government malice and political scandals and coverage of the 2017 mass shooting at a Las Vegas music festival that left 60 people dead and more than 400 people injured.
According to the Review-Journal, German earned a master’s degree from Marquette University and was the author of the 2001 true crime book “Murder in Sin City: The Death of a Las Vegas Casino Boss”, The Story of the Death of Ted Binion, Horseshoe Club Fortune. successor of.