Las Vegas police find severed head while arresting man on unrelated charges


Traffic stop leads Metro officers to coolers in truck, police say

The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department discovered human remains inside a man’s truck during an arrest on Thursday, KTLA’s sister station in Las Vegas, KLAS, reported.

The driver, Eric Holland, 57, ran from officers and was tased during a traffic stop near the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino on Thursday, sources told KLAS.

Officers arrested Holland a short time later, finding large coolers in his truck bed. That is when they discovered human remains, including a severed head, sources said.

Records show a warrant was issued for Holland for theft, embezzlement of a motor vehicle and other unrelated charges in 2019.

Holland did not appear during a scheduled court hearing in court on Christmas.

He faces an additional charge of open murder. His next court date is set for Monday.

KLAS’ investigative team is working to learn more about this investigation, including who the victim may be.

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