Las Vegas police release images of suspect, possible vehicle involved in stabbing death of reporter
LAS VEGAS, Nev. (FOX5) - The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department on Monday released images of a suspect wanted in the stabbing death of a newspaper reporter.
Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying the suspect, who they say was involved in the homicide that took place on Sept. 3 near Vegas Drive and Tenaya Way. On Tuesday, police also released a possible suspect vehicle involved in the incident.
Authorities said previously that officers found journalist Jeff German, 69, dead with stab wounds around 10:30 a.m. Saturday after police received a 911 call.
German died of “multiple sharp force injuries” in a homicide, the Clark County Office of the Coroner/Medical Examiner said Sunday.
It appears German was in an altercation with another person that led to the stabbing, which is believed to be an isolated incident, police said. LVMPD said the altercation happened Friday morning and police were first called about the incident Saturday. Police said the incident occurred on the side of the home.
In a news release Monday, authorities said that “at this time, it appears the suspect was potentially casing the area to commit other crimes before the homicide occurred.”
Authorities are asking the community to review video cameras at homes or businesses to see if they captured the suspect in the area of Vegas Drive and Rock Springs between the hours of 8 a.m. to 1 p.m on Sept. 2.
“We take this case very seriously and our investigators have been working non-stop to identify and apprehend the suspect. We enacted our Major Case Protocol immediately following our initial response and are using all LVMPD resources to maximize the progress of this investigation.” said Las Vegas police Captain Dori Koren.
Koren also said that they were aware that a suspect in a burglary series was seen wearing similar clothing to the suspect in the homicide. Koren said they are looking at all leads but it’s too early to say if the suspects are the same person.
Anyone with any information about this incident is urged to contact the LVMPD Homicide Section by phone at 702-828-7777, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. To remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 702-385-5555, or on the internet at www.crimestoppersofnv.com.
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