Cops find severed head in embezzlement suspect’s truck after dramatic car chase

Police chasing down a man wanted on theft and embezzlement charges made a horrifying discovery when they caught the suspect.

A search of fugitive Eric Holland’s truck revealed a cooler containing a severed human head and other body parts.

Holland, 57, was being sought in connection with identity theft charges, and fraud relating to the purchase of a car.

But when he was stopped by Las Vegas Police near the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino at around 3.42 on Thursday afternoon, Holland fled.

Although he managed to switch trucks, a police helicopter kept him in sight and cops managed to corner their subject in a nearby apartment block.

Although Holland tried to flee again, throwing various objects at pursuing officers in a bid to slow them down. Officers used a taser to subdue him, and placed him under arrest.

However, the real shock came during a search of Holland’s getaway vehicles.

One of the trucks had a number of large cooler boxes in it. Inside one of them, stunned investigators found the remains of a dead body – including an entire human head.

The inquiry has now become a murder investigation, with Holland as the prime suspect.

It’s unclear as yet who the victim of the apparent homicide may have been and whether there is any connection between them and the original charges filed against Holland in 2019.

Holland is currently being held in the Clarke County Detention Centre, and is expected to appear in court for a preliminary hearing on Tuesday, December 28.

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He faces charges of open murder as well as embezzlement and theft charges relating to the 2019 incident.

Official Police data shows that murders in Las Vegas have risen by more than 48% over the past 12 months, compared to the same time period in 2020.

There have been 143 reported murders since the beginning of January 2021, while there were 96 murders recorded in 2020.

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