Investigative newspaper reporter stabbed to death outside Las Vegas home, suspect sought

Police are calling stabbing an isolated incident as Las Vegas Review-Journal mourns colleague.

Updated: September 5, 2022 - 9:02am

Police in Las Vegas are searching for a suspect after an investigative reporter for the Review-Journal was stabbed to death outside his home over the weekend. 

Jeff German, 69, was found by police with numerous stab wounds around 10:30 a.m. Saturday after authorities received a 911 call.

Las Vegas Metropolitan Police said the stabbing was an isolated incident and German was in an altercation with another person prior to being killed.

"We believe the altercation took place outside of the home," Police Capt. Dori Koren told a news conference. "We do have some leads. We are pursuing a suspect but the suspect is outstanding."

Review-Journal Executive Editor Glenn Cook said German had not communicated any concerns about his personal safety, according to The Associated Press.

"The Review-Journal family is devastated to lose Jeff," Cook said in a statement. "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."