Jeff German, 69-year-old investigative reporter from Las Vegas was found dead outside his home with stab wounds on Saturday morning September 3, 2022. He covered organized crime, as a journalist for Las Vegas Review-Journal.
Police of Las Vegas has been asking for public support to identify a possible suspect in the death of a veteran newspaper journalist. the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department has released two surveillance images and the possible suspect can be seen in the images.
So, what actually happened that day? Why does the renowned investigative reporter died like this? Give it a read to know more.
A 69 years-old-reporter, named Jeff German was found dead just outside his house, near Vegas Drive and Tenaya Way, on Saturday. He seemed to stabbed to death in an altercations. As per the Clark County Office of the Coroner/Medical Examiner statement “The cause of his death was multiple sharp force injuries, and the manner of his death was homicide.”
As reported by Dori Koren, Las Vegas police at a news conference, the police is suspecting that German had a contretemps with a person on Friday which may lead to the stabbing.
The investigation is going on regarding the same. The Las Vegas metropolitan cops have got some clue about the murderer and released in the media seeking help from the people about the same. In the image, the suspect is wearing a wide-bimmed hat along with a bright orange-colored shirt; his face is still unknown to the police.
Police are also asking commoners in the community to check their surveillance cameras if they have captured a glimpse of the person on Friday morning between 8 am to 1 pm.
How Did Veteran Newspaper Journalist Jeff German Die?
According to the authorities, a German who had been a journalist for more than 30 years was stabbed to death. The medical personnel accompanied by the police reached the murder scene at almost around 10:30 am and announced that the victim died on the spot.
As per recent sources, the police department said, “the identification of the victim, as well as the cause and manner of death, would be released by the Clark County Coroner’s Office”. The cops didn’t want to disclose information about the ongoing case.
About Jeff German Journalism Journey:
Jeff German was an investigative reporter who worked with the Review-Journal for more than 10 years now. He joined the Review journal in 2010 after working for about two decades at the Las Vegas Sign as a columnist and reporter covering politics, courts, labor, government, and organized crimes. He was well-known for his storied about government malfeasance and scandals along with his coverage of the mass shooting incident in 2017 at a music festival.
Cathy Scott, former colleague, and Vegas Sun reporter recalled her memory with German; how they were the first reporters to release the story of the homicide of Las Vegas Mafia, Herbert “Fat Herbie” Blitzstein. “German was a hard news guy”, said Scott. “He worked hard and had tons of sources … a dyed-in-the-wool newsman. That’s who he was. He was dedicated to the craft.”
Many people including Governor Sisolak have given their tributes on the sad demise of beloved journalist German.
This is a tragic loss for our community – @JGermanRJ was tough but fair and a great mentor to young reporters both at the @LasVegasSun and the @reviewjournal. Kathy and I are sending our love to Jeff’s friends, family and loved ones. https://t.co/SWjtAbC8yP— Governor Sisolak (@GovSisolak) September 4, 2022
So sad to read about Jeff German’s death. He was a fearless reporter and never shied away from tough stories no matter who was involved. Many exposed need for reform which made our city better.https://t.co/OAfkDy2xP6— Dina Titus (@dinatitus) September 4, 2022
Glenn Cook, the executive editor of the Review-Journal reported that German reported nothing about his safety or threats. “The Review-Journal family is devastated to lose Jeff,” Cook alleged. “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.”
Commoner are tending to link this murder with the murder of an independent journalist who died in Mexico. According to the prosecutors in the border state of Sonora regarding that homicide, the reporter, Juan Arjon Lopez was missing on August 9 and then found to death near the city border of San Luis Rio Colorado. The body was identified from the tattoos on his body. The murderer is still not known to the police.
The incident has created a fuss in the community. People are now scared because of such a disgusting incident in their surroundings. You can see the community reactions here. Police have notified that the homicide division of LVMPD is in charge of this case and the investigation is going on.