The killer of investigative journalist Jeff German, who was stabbed to death outside his home on Saturday morning following a dispute, was still at large on Sunday, according to Las Vegas police. He was 69.
According to police, they received a call at 10:33 on Saturday about a “unresponsive male” outside a house. The individual, who was eventually identified as being German, was pronounced dead there.
At a press conference, Capt. Dori Koren of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department stated, “We believe the altercation took place outside of the home.” “Yes, there are some leads. The culprit is still at large, but we are looking for him.
Over the previous twelve years, the 69-year-old, award-winning writer had been looking for impropriety and misbehaviour at the Las Vegas Review-Journal. Prior to that, he spent 20 years as a writer and reporter for the Las Vegas Sun, where he covered labour, politics, government, and organised crime, according to the AP.
According to Glenn Cook, executive editor of the Las Vegas Review-Journal, “it is stunning and unfathomable for everyone in our office.” “It’s a major setback. In our company, Jeff was adored, respected, trusted, and extremely useful. Furthermore, it goes without saying that we will miss him dearly. Returning to the newsroom without him there won’t feel the same.
Cook continued by saying that German had not shown any signs of being in immediate danger.
As his friends and coworkers, Cook told the Los Angeles Times, “It’s our desire that they find this person very quickly so that we can get answers to all the issues that we have as it relates to the work we all perform.”
His coverage of the 2017 mass shooting at a Las Vegas music festival, in which 60 people were killed and more than 400 more were injured, as well as his reports about political scandals and government misdeeds, helped to establish German as a prominent journalist.
The man, who was referred to as “one of Nevada’s most accomplished and trusted journalists” by the Las Vegas Review-Journal, had over the years held politicians and businessmen alike accountable. He was also the first to report that the Mandalay Bay shooter had first shot at nearby volatile jet fuel tanks before firing on the festival. German also revealed that many casinos on the Strip, including Mandalay Bay, lacked safety plans, which prompted the state to change the legislation and tighten regulations around casino security, according to the Review-Journal.
Rep. Dina Titus (D-Nev.) remarked on Twitter that the reporter “never shied away from tough topics no matter who was involved.” Many brought attention to the need for change, which improved our city.
Cook released a statement in which she said, “The Review-Journal family is devastated to lose Jeff.” “He represented the pinnacle of the journalistic industry. Without his many years of illuminating shadowy areas with brilliant light, it’s difficult to image what Las Vegas would look like today.
According to the police, the inquiry was given top attention.
According to the Review-Journal, “LVMPD implemented its big case process [on] Saturday in the homicide investigation.” This combines a range of resources to optimise the investigation’s efforts and instil a sense of urgency in the pursuit of the suspect’s capture.