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.

Mayor Frank Jackson said an award of up to $50,000 is being offered for Steve Stephens’ arrest. He said the money for the award will come from the FBI, ATF, and Marshal’s Service.
Cleveland Police Chief Calvin Williams asked murder suspect Steve Stephens to contact a relative, friend or pastor.
He added the search is considered to be a nation-wide search although the locations mentioned are still a possibility.
Chief Williams said they are following up on all tips.
He asked the public to call the FBI tip line if you have information about Stephens’ whereabouts or if you are aware of something locally to call 911.
Chief Williams said Stephens is still believed to be driving the same vehicle.
They also caution the public that Stephens is armed and dangerous.

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.

Stephen’s mother told CNN that when she last saw him on Saturday, he said it would be a miracle if she ever saw him again.
When they spoke the following day, according to her, he said he was shooting people because he was angry with his girlfriend.
They do not know if he is currently armed but is considered dangerous.  Using the utmost precaution and common sense is of great importance for everyone’s safety.
Stephens’ cell phone last released a signal, in Erie, Pennsylvania, about 100 miles east of Cleveland, Pennsylvania authorities told CNN, but Cleveland Police Chief Calvin Williams told reporters Monday he couldn’t speak to that.
Stephens is a black male who is 6-foot-1 and weighs 244 pounds. He was last seen wearing a dark blue and gray or black striped polo shirt. He was driving a white Ford Fusion with temporary license plates, Cleveland police said.
Hudson Valley residents are asked to stay aware and vigilant.  Please share this information with your friends and family.
We will continue to update you as we find out more information.
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  1. This man has some serious issues he can’t blame all of this on girlfriend he’s been sick for a while just showing up now, and he calls his self a counselor, I hope he gets caught soon before more people lose there lives

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