A Las Vegas Review-Journal investigative reporter was found stabbed to death outside his home on Saturday morning. The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department said they have not apprehended the attacker but have leads.

Authorities found Jeff German, 69, dead from stab wounds around 10:33 a.m. PT after responding to a 911 call from a neighbor. Police said that German appeared to have been involved in an altercation on Friday, and that the attack is believed to have been an isolated incident.

"We believe the altercation took place outside of the home," LVMPD spokesperson Dori Koren told reporters. "We do have some leads. We are pursuing a suspect but the suspect is outstanding."

German had been with the Review-Journal since 2010. He was described by the newspaper as "one of Nevada's most accomplished and trusted journalists."

A veteran journalist, German broke stories about organized crime in Las Vegas, as well as politics, labor and government. He also covered the 2017 massing shooting at the Mandalay Bay hotel. German previously worked at the Las Vegas Sun for two decades and wrote the fiction novel, "Murder in Sin City."

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<p lang="en" dir="ltr">Las Vegas Review-Journal investigative reporter Jeff German, who covered organized crime and government malfeasance, was found dead with stab wounds outside his home Saturday morning.</p>
<p>Las Vegas police say the homicide investigation is a top priority. <a href="https://t.co/tgdmBE0Qit">https://t.co/tgdmBE0Qit</a></p>
<p>— Zach C. Cohen (@Zachary_Cohen) <a href="https://twitter.com/Zachary_Cohen/status/1566580984619110400?ref_src=twsrc^tfw">September 5, 2022</a></p></blockquote>

"The Review-Journal family is devastated to lose Jeff," Executive Editor Glenn Cook said on Sunday. "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."

German had not communicated any personal safety concerns or threats against him, Cook said.

The LVMPD said that it also has "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."

"Shocked to learn of the death of longtime Las Vegas reporter Jeff German. This was a senseless act of violence. Loss of life in this manner is always shocking and must stop. We will be closely following the police investigation," Mayor Carolyn Goodman posted on Twitter.

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<p lang="en" dir="ltr">For decades, Jeff German spoke truth to power in the Silver State. This is a horrible, senseless tragedy.</p>
<p>AG <a href="https://twitter.com/AaronDFordNV?ref_src=twsrc^tfw">@AaronDFordNV</a> and the entire OAG send their love to Jeff's colleagues at the <a href="https://twitter.com/reviewjournal?ref_src=twsrc^tfw">@reviewjournal</a>. <a href="https://t.co/RVA6queSAo">https://t.co/RVA6queSAo</a></p>
<p>— NV Attorney General (@NevadaAG) <a href="https://twitter.com/NevadaAG/status/1566468802748895232?ref_src=twsrc^tfw">September 4, 2022</a></p></blockquote>