Las Vegas Police Discover Severed Head In Cooler During Traffic Stop

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Brianna Lyman News and Commentary Writer
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Las Vegas police conducting a traffic stop Thursday found a severed head and several other body parts in a cooler, according to police.

Metro police officers tried conducting a traffic stop Thursday afternoon when 57-year-old Eric Holland allegedly failed to heed officer’s instructions and fled, according to the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department (LVMPD). Authorities, including an air patrol unit, chased down Holland as he allegedly switched trucks, police said.

Officers again tried to stop Holland but he fled the scene. Authorities then followed him to an apartment complex before Holland allegedly began throwing items at officers as he attempted his third getaway. Authorities managed to take Holland into custody shortly thereafter. (RELATED: Farmer Finds Human Remains In Cornfield. Police Believe It Could Be 11-Year-Old Boy Missing Since May)

Upon searching the vehicle, authorities found several large coolers in the truck that held a severed head and other human remains, according to police and 8NewsNow. Both trucks were also reported stolen.

Holland was arrested and records reportedly show Holland had a 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 released the name of the victim and a cause of death is pending an examination by the Clark County Coroner’s Office.