Journalist stabbed to death after bombshell exposé of US Democratic official

Police have searched the home of a Democratic official in Las Vegas after a journalist who exposed his alleged bullying and “inappropriate” behaviour was stabbed to death.

Jeff German, a veteran investigative reporter with the Las Vegas Review-Journal, was found dead outside his home on Saturday night. Police believe he was fatally stabbed during an altercation the day before.

He had extensively written about Robert Telles, resulting in the 45-year-old lawyer and senior local government official losing his re-election bid in June.

Mr German, 69, was well known in Las Vegas for his decades of reporting exposing corruption in public office as well as organised crime perpetrated by mobsters in Nevada’s largest city.

Police released images of an unidentified suspect wearing a wide straw hat, dark gloves, an orange hi-vis shirt and carrying a dark coloured bag.

They also released surveillance footage of a maroon truck tied to the suspect on Tuesday.

Hours after the police footage was released, Las Vegas Review-Journal reporters photographed Mr Telles cleaning a vehicle matching that description in his driveway.

Police described the vehicle as a red or maroon GMC Yukon Denali between 2007 and 2014 model with chrome handles and a sunroof.

Officers were spotted examining a truck matching the police description during their search of Mr Telles’ property on Wednesday.

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