Yesterday, America was shocked by the brutal murder of an elderly man on Facebook live. Headlines started pouring in with varying reports and headlines but there is one thing everyone could agree on, that we need to catch this monster before he hurts anyone else.
Less than 24 hours later and police are still searching for Steve Stephens with few leads to go on, until now. Stephen’s phone was pinged approximately 100 miles away from where the crime occurred and police are hot on his lead.
According to TMZ:
Stephens‘ phone pinged near Erie, PA … according to a report, which would put him about 100 miles east of Cleveland. He’s been charged with aggravated murder after killing 74-year-old Robert Godwin Sunday in Cleveland and uploading video of the fatal shooting.
The manhunt’s now expanded to 5 states — Cleveland authorities say Stephens could still be in Ohio … or on the run in Pennsylvania, New York, Indiana or Michigan.
In a separate Facebook video that has since been taken down, Stephens claimed to have killed more than 10 people, but authorities have no knowledge of any other victims. He reportedly told his mother he was killing because he’s mad at his girlfriend.
The man is believed to be a Muslim after sick things were discovered on his Twitter account, where several people say that he frequently attended a local mosque.
Hopefully, this will lead them to Stephens’ location and eventual arrest. People have enough to worry about without this nutcase running around gunning everyone down. Stay tuned for further updates.