Jeff German, a renowned investigative reporter for the NEVADA Review-Journal, was found stabbed to death beyond his home Saturday morning, the newspaper announced. Photo thanks to NEVADA Review-Journal
Sept. 4 (UPI) — Jeff German, a renowned investigative reporter for the NEVADA Review-Journal, was found stabbed to death beyond his home Saturday morning, the newspaper announced.
Officers received a demand an unresponsive man with stab wounds beyond a house in the 7200 block of Bronze Circle in the Summerlin section of NEVADA around 10: 33 a.m. on Saturday, officials with the NEVADA Metropolitan Police Department said in a statement.
Police officials told the NEVADA Review-Journal that investigators believe German was within an altercation with someone else on Friday that resulted in his death.
“We do involve some leads. We have been pursuing a suspect however the suspect is outstanding,” Police Capt. Dori Koren told the Review-Journal.
NEVADA Mayor Carolyn Goodman said in a statement that she was “shocked” to understand of German’s death.
“This is a senseless act of violence. Lack of life this way is definitely shocking and must stop. We are closely following police investigation,” Goodman said.
German worked as a reporter covering organized crime, courts and politics for the NEVADA Sun for a lot more than 20 years before joining the Review-Journal in 2010.
He covered a few of the biggest stories in NEVADA, from the death of casino heir Ted Binion to regular stories on misconduct by government officials.
German’s investigations included exposing failing in city inspections before a deadly fire at the Alpine Motel Apartments in 2019 and breaking news that the FBI was examining the campaign finances of Michele Fiore, a city council member.
He exposed coverups including that city officials deleted surveillance footage that captured an altercation between Fiore and fellow council member Victoria Seaman, and unearthed exorbitant expenses by the NEVADA Convention and Visitors Authority sparking an audit that resulted in criminal charges.
When an armed man completed the worst mass shooting in modern American history at the Mandalay Bay hotel and casino, German exclusively reported that the shooter had fired at nearby jet fuel tanks before firing on concertgoers — which resulted in demands better security around them.
“Despite the fact that German left for the Review-Journal, he was still considered family at sunlight,” Ray Brewer wrote in the rival NEVADA Sun on Sunday.
German’s sister, Julie, is married to NEVADA Sun editorial cartoonist Mike Smith.