LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department has released more information about the stabbing death of local investigative reporter Jeff German, asking for the public’s help in identifying a suspect in the case.
Among new details included footage of the suspect walking that was caught on camera.
Metro Homicide and Sex Crimes Bureau Captain Dori Koren said that German, 69, was killed at around 10:30 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 2 outside his home on Bronze Circle near Tenaya Way and Vegas Drive.
Police did not respond until Saturday morning, when a neighbor found German and called 911.
Police said they believe the suspect was casing the area to commit other crimes before the homicide happened. They said that the suspect was outside when German came out of his home, encountered the suspect, and got into a fight with them before he was stabbed.
During the conference, police also released a photo of a vehicle they believe is related to the suspect. Koren said they believe the car is a 2007 to 2014 red or maroon GMC Yukon Denali with chrome handles, a sunroof, and a luggage rack.
Koren stressed that although the description is broad, anyone who sees a vehicle that matches that description that they believe is related to the crime should call Metro police or Crime Stoppers.
Police had initially released photos of the suspect on Monday, asking anyone nearby with security cameras to check their footage on Friday, Sept. 2 between 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. to see if they have images of them.
To contact the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department’s homicide section, call 702-828-7777. To contact Crime Stoppers and remain anonymous, call 702-385-5555.