Police search home of local politician in connection to the fatal stabbing of investigative journalist

David Matthews

New York Daily News

Las Vegas police searched the home of a local politician in connection to the fatal stabbing of an investigative journalist.

Jeff German, a 69-year-old reporter with the Las Vegas Review-Journal, was found dead outside his home in the Nevada city on Sept. 3. He is believed to have been killed the day prior.

On Wednesday morning, the Metropolitan Police Department searched outgoing Clark County public administrator Robert Telles’s house.

Telles, 45, lost a primary in June shortly after German wrote a series of stories for the paper regarding the hostile work environment at Telles’ office, which included bullying and an “inappropriate relationship” with a staffer.

Telles repeatedly denied the allegations on social media and his re-election website.

After police released surveillance footage of a vehicle tied to the attack, a red or maroon GMC Yukon Denali, a car matching the description was spotted in Telles’ driveway, the Review-Journal reported on Tuesday.

Police also served warrants on the block where the killing occurred.

“No further information will be provided at this time,” police said in a statement.

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