NEVADA (AP) A NEVADA investigative reporter was stabbed to death outside his home and police are searching for a suspect, authorities said.
NEVADA Metropolitan Cops found journalist Jeff German, 69, dead with stab wounds around 10: 30 a.m. Saturday after authorities received a 911 call, the NEVADA Review-Journal reported.
German died of multiple sharp force injuries in a homicide, the Clark County Office of the Coroner/Medical Examiner said Sunday.
It seems German was within an altercation with someone else that resulted in the stabbing, that is thought to be an isolated incident, police said.
We believe the altercation occurred outside the home, Capt. Dori Koren, a NEVADA Metropolitan Police Department spokesman, said at a news conference. We do involve some leads. We have been pursuing a suspect however the suspect is outstanding.
Glenn Cook, the Review-Journals executive editor, said German hadn’t communicated any concerns about his personal safety or any threats made against him to anyone in the newspapers leadership.
The Review-Journal family is devastated to reduce Jeff, Cook said in a statement. He was the gold standard of the news headlines business. Its hard to assume what NEVADA will be like today without his a long time of shining a bright light on dark places.
German joined the Review-Journal in 2010 after a lot more than 2 decades at the NEVADA Sun, where he was a columnist and reporter who covered courts, politics, labor, government and organized crime.
He was known for his stories about government malfeasance and political scandals and coverage of the 2017 mass shooting at a NEVADA music festival that killed 60 people and wounded a lot more than 400 others.
Based on the Review-Journal, German held a masters degree from Marquette University and was the writer of the 2001 true-crime book Murder in LAS VEGAS: The Death of a NEVADA Casino Boss, the story of the death of Ted Binion, heir to the Horseshoe Club fortune.