An investigative reporter for Las Vegas Review Magazine was stabbed to death outside his home late Friday in what police believe may have been a fight.
Jeff German, 69 years old, writer of the book Murder in Sin Citywas found dead Saturday morning after a 911 call alerted police to the body.
“We believe the scuffle took place outside the house,” said Captain Dori Koren of the Metropolitan Police Department. “We have a number of potential customers. We are hunting for a suspect but the suspect has been excellent.”
Police said the fight was believed to be an isolated incident, although they have not determined a motive.
German joined the newspaper in 2010 after a decade-long career at Las Vegas Sun. His reporting covers a variety of topics, from city inspectors and councilors feuds, to the 2017 mass shooting at a festival and a series of podcasts about true crime.
His last storywas published August 4, involving travel agencies appearing before the Nevada Supreme Court to fight a lawsuit over unpaid hotel room taxes.
Review Magazine Executive editor Glenn Cook praised his 12-year career at the newspaper, calling him the “gold standard” of journalism.
“The Review Magazine The family is devastated to lose Jeff,” Cook said. “It’s hard to imagine what Las Vegas would be like today without his years shining bright lights into dark places.”