UPDATED BREAKING NEWS
April 18, 2017, 11:59 AM – Steve Stephens, the Cleveland murder suspect, was found today in Erie County, Pennsylvania. “After a brief pursuit, Stephens shot and killed himself,” Pennsylvania State Police said.
April 18, 2017, 10:01 AM – According to this morning’s press conference by the Ohio State Police and Mayor Frank Jackson of the city Cleveland, Ohio, the Nationwide manhunt continues for Steve Stephens. Hundreds of calls have come in with tips. If you think you see him or his vehicle or any information concerning the vehicle call 911. Local, state and Federal agencies are fully involved. Federal warrant for murder has been issued.
At this time there is no narrowing of the search. The public, nationwide, is asked to remain aware and vigilant and not to take any unnecessary risks. He is and “extremely wanted fugitive” but he is not on the FBI’s Top Ten Most Wanted list. This has no bearing on the focus of catching him. Some of the possibilities being considered at this time are: he is still on the move, he is being assisted by someone by putting him up in there home or he is dead. Anything is possible in terms of his location. It is believed that he is still in the country but nothing is guaranteed.
April 16, 2017, 8:16 PM – A reward of up to $50,000 for information leading to the arrest of Steve W. Stephens, who is wanted for his alleged involvement in the murder of an elderly man in Cleveland, Ohio, on April 16, 2017, is being offered.
Stephens may be driving a white, four-door 2017 Ford Fusion with temporary Ohio tags E363630. He has ties to Euclid and Cleveland, Ohio. Anyone with information should call 911 or 1-800-CALL-FBI. Tips may also be submitted to tips.fbi.gov.
April 16, 2017, 7:30 PM – Earlier today Philadelphia Police searched Fairmount Park in Philadelphia and could find no sign of Stephens. At this time, his location or if he is on the move or in hiding is unknown.
Local, State and Federal law enforcement officers are now involved in the nationwide manhunt for Stephens. It is now nationwide, because the police to not know where he is or where he has gone. They ask that all stay vigilant and to call into 911 if they see Stephens or the car he white Ford Fusion he was driving with temporary plates. He is considered armed and dangerous.
April 16, 2017, 3:30 PM In a press conference on Monday afternoon, Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson and Cleveland Police Chief Calvin Williams spoke to the media.
April 16, 2017, 2:04 PM – According to Ohio State Highway Patrol – CICC – Criminal Intelligence Unit, there are no updates at this time.
According to NY State Trooper Melissa McMorris of Troop K, it is important that if anyone sees Stephens they should not approach him. If they recognize him or the car he was last seen in, to call 911 immediately.
Stephens claims to have murdered 13 people in a video posted of him speaking on the phone on Sunday April 16th, on YouTube
Murder suspect, Steve Stephens, 37, is charged with the aggravated murder of Robert Godwin who was 74 years old. The police have expanded their search to the northeast and say he could be in Pennsylvania, New York, Indiana or Michigan.