Las Vegas, Nevada– A Las Vegas investigative reporter was stabbed outside his home and police are searching for a suspect, authorities said.
Las Vegas Metropolitan Police officers found journalist Jeff German, 69, dead with stab wounds around 10:30 a.m. Saturday after authorities received an 911 call, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported.
Police released surveillance images of a possible suspect in the fatal stabbing on Monday, although the images do not show the person’s full face.
Pictures released by police on Monday show a person wearing a wide straw hat, bright orange reflective long-sleeved shirt, blue jeans, gray shoes and a black or navy shoulder bag.
Police are asking for the public’s help in locating additional surveillance footage as they continue to search for a suspect in the reporter’s killing.
German died of “multiple sharp injuries” in a homicide, the Clark County Office of the Coroner/Medical Examiner said Sunday.
It appears German was involved in an altercation with another person that led to the stabbing, which is believed to be an isolated case, police said.
“We believe the altercation took place outside of the home,” said Capt. Dori Koren, a spokeswoman for the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, at a news conference. “We have some clues. We are pursuing a suspect, but the suspect is pending.”
Police believe the suspect was surrounding the neighborhood to commit other crimes when German was killed.
“We take this case very seriously and our investigators have been working diligently to identify and apprehend the suspect,” police spokeswoman Capt. Dori Koren in a statement.
Glenn Cook, editor-in-chief of the Review-Journal, said German had never raised concerns about his personal safety or threats against him with anyone in the newspaper’s leadership.
“The Review Journal family is devastated to lose Jeff,” Cook said in a statement. “He was the gold standard of the news business. It’s hard to imagine what Las Vegas would be like today without him shining a bright light on dark places for many years.”
German joined Review-Journal in 2010 after more than two decades at the Las Vegas Sun, where he was a columnist and reporter covering courts, politics, labor, government and organized crime.
He was known for his stories of government misconduct and political scandals, and for covering the 2017 mass shooting at a Las Vegas music festival that killed 60 people and injured more than 400 others.
According to the review journal, German had 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, which tells the story of the death of Ted Binion tells , heir to the Horseshoe Club fortune.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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