Jeff German: Las Vegas investigative journalist stabbed to death outside his home

German's reporting covered a wide range of issues, from city inspection standards to the 2017 mass shooting at the Mandalay Bay hotel

Jeff German: Las Vegas investigative journalist stabbed to death outside his home
Police found Las Vegas Review-Journal investigative reporter Jeff German dead with stab wounds on Sept 3, 2022, after authorities received a 911 call (Screenshot/Las Vegas Review-Journal YouTube and @harrisonkeely/Twitter)
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LAS VEGAS, NEVADA: Jeff German, 69, a well-known investigative journalist for the Las Vegas Review-Journal, was found stabbed to death at 10.30 am. Saturday, September 3. The reporter's stabbing occurred during an argument with another person. Police responded to a 911 call saying a neighbor on the side of the victim's home was dead and rushed to the scene.

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German had worked as a journalist in Las Vegas for more than 30 years. He joined the Las Vegas Review-Journal in 2010 after two decades at the Las Vegas Sun. His coverage spanned a wide range of topics, from city inspection standards to the 2017 mass shooting at the Mandalay Bay Hotel.

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The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department released a notice, stating, "Man was found deceased outside of his home on September 3, near the 7200 block of Bronze Circle. Anyone with any info is urged to contact the LVMPD Homicide Section by phone at 702-828-3521 or @CrimeStoppersNV." According to New York Post, The newspaper’s top editor said the staff was “devastated to lose Jeff.” “He was the gold standard of the news business,” said Executive Editor Glenn Cook. "It’s hard to imagine what Las Vegas would be like today without his many years of shining a bright light on dark places," added Glenn in the statement. He also explained that German had not communicated any concerns about his personal safety or any threats made against him to anyone in the Review-Journal’s leadership.

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The officers believe that the confrontation occurred the day before his body was found. The newspaper reported that a 911 caller said German’s body was found on the side of his home. The police are still investigating his death. “We do have some leads. We are pursuing a suspect but the suspect is outstanding," said Capt Dori Koren of the Las Vegas police. Koren also stated that the stabbing is believed to be an isolated incident and that there is no threat to the public. According to the Las Vegas Review-Journal, Clark County spokesman Dan Kulin said Sunday afternoon the county coroner’s office determined German died “from multiple sharp force injuries.” The manner of death is homicide.

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"LVMPD enacted its major case protocol Saturday in the homicide investigation, this brings together a variety of resources to maximize the investigative effort and apply a sense of urgency to the apprehension of the suspect," the department stated. German was also the author of 'Murder in Sin City: The Death of a Las Vegas Casino Boss,' a 2001 true-crime book about the death of Ted Binion, the heir of the Horseshoe Club Fortune.

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