Longtime Review of Las Vegas Jeff German, an investigative writer for the Journal, was found dead outside his home with several stab wounds, the paper said on Sunday.
German, 69, was discovered dead Saturday morning, and police are still looking into his death. He had been a journalist in Las Vegas for more than 30 years, joining the Review-Journal in 2010 after working for the Las Vegas Sun for two decades.
The Review-Journal family is devastated by Jeff’s death, said Executive Editor Glenn Cook in a statement. He was the gold standard of the news business. It’s impossible to picture what Las Vegas would be like now without his many years of casting a bright light on dark places.
According to police, German was involved in a confrontation with another person outside his residence on Friday night. Authorities claim to have some leads.
The Las Vegas Police Department enacted its major case process in the homicide investigation on Saturday,” the Review-Journal reported. This pulls together a variety of resources in order to optimise the investigative effort and impart a feeling of urgency to the suspect’s capture.
We are chasing a suspect, but the suspect is still at large, said a spokeswoman.
German’s coverage ranged from local inspection requirements to the 2017 deadly shooting at the Mandalay Bay hotel. His final piece was on a case before the Nevada Supreme Court in which travel companies were battling a lawsuit over hotel room taxes.
German authored Murder in Sin City: The Death of a Las Vegas Casino Boss, a true-crime book published in 2001 about the death of Ted Binion, the heir to the Horseshoe Club fortune.