Police: Las Vegas journalist dies in stabbing outside home

LAS VEGAS (AP) – A Las Vegas investigative reporter has been stabbed to death outside his home and police are looking 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 a 911 call, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported.

German died of “multiple sharp injuries” in a homicide, the Clark County Office of the coroner/medical examiner said Sunday.

It appears the German had an altercation with another person leading to the stabbing, which is believed to be an isolated incident, police said.

“We believe the altercation took place outside the house,” said Capt. Dori Koren, a spokesman for the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police, at a press conference. “We do have some leads. We’re chasing a suspect, but the suspect is excellent.”

Glenn Cook, editor-in-chief of the Review-Journal, said German had not communicated any concerns about his personal safety or threats against him to 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 look like today without his many years of shining a bright light in dark places.”

German joined the Review-Journal in 2010, after more than two decades with 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 crimes and political scandals and coverage of the 2017 mass shooting at a music festival in Las Vegas 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,” the story of the death of Ted Binion, heir to the fortune of the Horseshoe Club.

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