Las Vegas Police Discover Severed Head During Traffic Stop
Las Vegas police found a severed head and other body parts in a cooler after conducting a traffic stop Thursday.
Metro police officers tried conducting a traffic stop Thursday afternoon when 57-year-old Eric Holland decided to flee, according to the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department (LVMPD). Authorities, including an air patrol unit, pursued Holland as he changed trucks, police said.
Officers made another attempt to stop Holland but once again he fled the scene. Authorities then followed him to an apartment complex as Holland started throwing items at officers as he attempted his third getaway. Authorities were able to take Holland into custody shortly thereafter.
Eric Holland has been taken into custody after human remains were located inside the vehicle he was driving. Please view the attached documents for more information.
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While searching the vehicle, authorities found several large coolers in the truck that held a severed head and other human remains. Both trucks had also been reported stolen.
Holland was arrested and records show he had a previous warrant for theft, embezzlement of a motor vehicle, and other charges from 2019, according to the report. He was booked for outstanding warrants and murder, according to police.
Authorities have not yet released the name of the victim and a cause of death is pending an examination by the Clark County Coroner’s Office.