EXCLUSIVE: Video posted on day 2016 Land/Kauffman murders discovered raises questions - Baltimore Post-ExaminerBaltimore Post-Examiner

EXCLUSIVE: Video posted on day 2016 Land/Kauffman murders discovered raises questions

LAS VEGAS — The Baltimore Post-Examiner has obtained a video that was posted on social media on October 27, 2016, the same day that the bodies of Las Vegas residents Sydney Land and Nehemiah Kauffman were found inside their Southwest Las Vegas apartment. Both were shot in the head.

This month marks the third anniversary of the still-unsolved Land/Kauffman murders.

The Baltimore Post-Examiner knows that the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Homicide Bureau has been in possession of this video for some time.

The video raises more questions in this unsolved double homicide investigation.

Seen on the video sitting in the center of the rear seat of the automobile is Nehemiah Kauffman, one of the murder victims, with two unidentified males.   Obviously, the driver and another person in the front passenger seat taking the video.

Kauffman is counting down about $3,000 in $100 bills in the video.

Why this video was posted on social media the same day the murders were discovered seems strange considering what it depicts.

The time the video was posted is not known, nor when the video was recorded, both relevant to an investigation.

If the cash that Kauffman was counting came from criminal activity and the video was recorded close to the murders that would be pertinent to the double homicide investigation.

LVMPD Homicide Lt. Dan McGrath told the media in 2017 that Kauffman’s girlfriend, Sydney Land, was an “innocent victim” and if she was not with Kauffman, she may not have been a victim of a crime. The police believed Kauffman was the target and said they discovered he was associated with criminal activity.

The police do not comment on the status of criminal investigations.

It doesn’t matter what Kauffman may or may not have been involved in, murder is murder, and neither Sydney Land nor he deserved to be brutally murdered. The killer(s) are still out there.

Contact the Baltimore Post-Examiner if you have any information related to this video and or the Land/Kauffman murders.

About the author

Doug Poppa

Doug authored over 135 articles on the October 1, 2017 Las Vegas Massacre, more than any other single journalist in the country. He investigates stories on corruption, law enforcement and crime. Doug is a US Army Military Police Veteran, former police officer, deputy sheriff and criminal investigator. Doug spent 20 years in the hotel/casino industry as an investigator and then as Director of Security and Surveillance. He also spent a short time with the US Dept. of Homeland Security, Transportation Security Administration. In 1986 Doug was awarded Criminal Investigator of the Year by the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office in Virginia for his undercover work in narcotics enforcement. In 1992 and 1993 Doug testified in court that a sheriff’s office official and the county prosecutor withheld exculpatory evidence during the 1988 trial of a man accused of the attempted murder of his wife. Doug’s testimony led to a judge’s decision to order the release of the man from prison in 1992 and awarded him a new trial, in which he was later acquitted. As a result of Doug breaking the police “blue wall of silence,” he was fired by the county sheriff. His story was featured on Inside Edition, Current Affair and CBS News’ “Street Stories with Ed Bradley”. In 1992 after losing his job, at the request of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Doug infiltrated a group of men who were plotting the kidnapping of a Dupont fortune heir and his wife. Doug has been a guest on national television and radio programs speaking on the stories he now writes as an investigative journalist. Contact the author.

One Comment

  1. Anonymous says:

    This case really bothers me for more than one reason, which I can’t say. For all of you out there who know or have information please do the right thing for the victims. You can call into Crime Stoppers and be anonymous at 702-385-5555 or go online and not give your name! Neo and Sydney would do it for you! For no other reason do it for Sydney and Neo so they can RIP. Can you really live with yourself the rest of your life knowing you didn’t do the right thing, probably not! Nobody cares what you who know are doing or what you are into. What people care about is the persons responsible for this can’t do it again and the victims get justice! The people who are responsible don’t care about any of you and would do the same to you without hesitation!

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