NEW: Vegas Police Release Surveillance Images of Suspect in Stabbing Death of Las Vegas Review-Journal Reporter
Vegas police on Monday released surveillance images of the suspect in the stabbing death of Las Vegas Review-Journal reporter Jeff German.
Las Vegas Review-Journal investigative reporter Jeff German, 69, was found stabbed to death in front of his home Saturday morning.
Police are asking the public for help identifying the suspect seen in the photos wearing an orange reflective long-sleeve shirt, a straw hat and jeans with a blue bag.
The Las Vegas Review-Journal reported:
Police on Monday released surveillance images of the person suspected in the fatal stabbing of Las Vegas Review-Journal investigative reporter Jeff German, and they are asking for the public’s help finding more footage.
The 69-year-old journalist was found dead around 10:30 a.m. Saturday on the side of his home, on the 7200 block of Bronze Circle, near North Tenaya Way. Police said the stabbing stemmed from an altercation German had the day before with another person.
The images show a person wearing a wide straw hat, bright orange reflective long-sleeve shirt, blue jeans, gray shoes and carrying a black or dark blue shoulder bag.
“We take this case very seriously and our investigators have been working non-stop to identify and apprehend the suspect,” Metro Capt. Dori Koren wrote in the statement. “Now we are asking for the public’s help. During the investigation, detectives were able to locate images of the suspect.”
Police suspect the stabber was casing the neighborhood to commit other crimes when German was killed. They are seeking footage taken between 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. Friday near Vegas and Rock Springs drives.
“We believe the altercation took place outside of the home,” Captain Dori Koren, a Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department spokesman said. “We do have some leads. We are pursuing a suspect but the suspect is outstanding.”
Glenn Cook, the Las Vegas Review-Journal’s executive editor released a statement on his colleague’s death.
“The Review-Journal family is devastated to lose Jeff,” Glenn 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 his many years of shining a bright light on dark places.”