Las Vegas police release footage of possible suspect in journalist’s death: NPR


“Mobbed Up” host Jeff German poses with Planet Hollywood, formerly Aladdin, in the background on the Las Vegas Strip on June 2, 2021.

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“Mobbed Up” host Jeff German poses with Planet Hollywood, formerly Aladdin, in the background on the Las Vegas Strip on June 2, 2021.

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LAS VEGAS — Police released surveillance footage Monday of a potential suspect in the fatal stabbing of a Las Vegas newspaper investigative reporter, though the footage does not show the full face of the nobody.

Footage released Monday by the Metropolitan Police Department in Las Vegas shows a person wearing a wide straw hat, bright orange reflective long-sleeved shirt, blue jeans, gray shoes and carrying a black or dark blue 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 murder of Las Vegas Review-Journal reporter Jeff German.

German, 69, was found stabbed to death outside his home around 10:30 a.m. Saturday after authorities received a 911 call.

German died of “multiple sharp object injuries” in a homicide, the Clark County Coroner/Medical Examiner’s Office announced Sunday.

It appears German had an altercation with another person that led to the stabbing, police say.

Police believe the suspect was investigating the neighborhood for further crimes when the German was killed.

“We take this matter very seriously and our investigators have worked tirelessly to identify and apprehend the suspect,” police spokeswoman Captain Dori Koren said in a statement.

Glenn Cook, editor of the Review-Journal, said German did not communicate any concerns about his personal safety or any threats against him to anyone in the newspaper’s management.

German joined the Review-Journal in 2010 after more than two decades at the Las Vegas Sun, where he was a columnist and reporter covering the courts, politics, labor, government and organized crime.

He was known for his stories of government malfeasance and political scandals and his coverage of 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,” the story of the death of Ted Binion, heir to the Horseshoe Club fortune.

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