Las Vegas authorities on Monday released photos of the suspect in the slaying of local investigative reporter Jeff German.
Police also believe the alleged killer was surveying the area to commit other crimes before German’s homicide Friday. The reporter was found dead outside his home Saturday morning after an altercation between the suspect.
The 69-year-old victim, who worked for the Las Vegas Journal-Review, suffered from multiple sharp force wounds, the newspaper reported.
His sudden death marked the end of decades of accomplished reporting on organized crime and political corruption in the area. He also gained notoriety for his exclusive coverage in the aftermath of the 2017 Las Vegas mass shooting — the deadliest in US history.
In two images released of the suspect, the person is seen wearing a bright orange reflective long-sleeve shirt, a pair of jeans and a straw hat that covered much of his face. He was also seen carrying a dark gym bag over his shoulder.
Police were also asking neighbors in the area to review video cameras they might have on their homes or businesses between the hours of 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Friday.
“We take this case very seriously and our investigators have been working non-stop to identify and apprehend the suspect,” Las Vegas police Capt. Dori Koren said in a statement.