Las Vegas investigative reporter stabbed to death outside his home
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Longtime Las Vegas Review-Journal investigative reporter Jeff German was found dead outside his home with multiple stab wounds, the newspaper reported Sunday.
German, 69, was found dead on Saturday morning and police are still investigating his death. He had worked as a journalist in Las Vegas for more than 30 years, joining the Review-Journal in 2010 after two decades at the Las Vegas Sun.
“The Review-Journal family is devastated to lose Jeff,” editor Glenn Cook said in a statement. “He was the gold standard of the news industry. It’s hard to imagine what Las Vegas would look like today without his many years of shining a light on dark places.”
Police say they believe German had an altercation with another person outside his home Friday night. Authorities say they have “a few leads”.
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“LVMPD enacted its major case protocol in the homicide investigation on Saturday,” the Las Vegas Police Department told the Review-Journal. “It brings together a variety of resources to maximize investigative effort and apply a sense of urgency to apprehending the suspect.”
“We are pursuing a suspect, but the suspect is exceptional,” added a spokesperson.
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German’s reporting covered a wide range of issues, from city inspection standards to the 2017 mass shooting at the Mandalay Bay Hotel. His latest story involved a Nevada Supreme Court case in which travel companies were suing over hotel room taxes.
German wrote “Murder in Sin City: The Death of a Las Vegas Casino Boss”, a 2001 true-crime book about the death of Horseshoe Club Fortune heir Ted Binion.
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Police said they believe the murder was an isolated incident.