Traffic stop leads to discovery of human remains

Las Vegas, Nevada: Officers with the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department attempted a traffic stop on Thursday, December 23 shortly before 4:00 pm which ultimately led to the discovery of a severed head.

 

The driver of that vehicle however, fled from officers. The air unit was able to track the vehicle and observe the driver switch to another truck.

 

Officers caught up to the second vehicle and once again attempted to stop the driver. Once more he fled, but officers were able to catch up to him at an apartment complex.

 

In a final attempt to evade arrest, the driver is reported to have thrown various objects at officers. Officers employed the use of their taser and took the man, later identified as 57-year-old Eric Holland into custody.

 

During the course of their investigation, officers determined that both vehicles Holland had been driving had been previously reported stolen.

 

In the bed of one of those vehicles officers discovered coolers containing body parts.

 

The identification of the victim as well as the cause and manner of death will be released by the Clark County Coroner's Office once they have been determined and next of kin has been notified.

 

The investigation has been taken over by the LVMPD Homicide unit and they are asking that anyone with information about this incident contact them at (702) 828-3521 or by email at homicide@lvmpd.com. Anyone wishing to remain anonymous may submit a tip through Crime Stoppers at (702) 385-5555 or online at crimestoppersofnv.com.

 

Hollard has been booked into the Clark County Department of Corrections on the outstanding warrants related to theft and embezzlement of a motor vehicle as well as a charge of open murder.

 

He is scheduled to appear in court tomorrow at 8:00 am.

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