Manhunt Expands Nationwide As FBI Tracks Suspects’ Phone To Pennsylvania

Authorities in the U.S. have expanded the manhunt and posted a large reward for the capture of Steve Stephens. He’s the man suspected of gunning down a retiree in Cleveland, and posting a video of the Easter Sunday murder on Facebook. A vigil was held last night to remember the victim, 74-year-old father of 10, Robert Godwin Sr. So far police have not been able to confirm Stephens’ claim of killing about a dozen more people. The motive for the killing is still unclear.  “Only Steve knows that,” Cleveland police Chief Calvin Williams said as authorities posted a $50,000 reward for Stephens’ capture.

The manhunt that started in Cleveland’s east side has now expanded rapidly into a nationwide search for Stephens, a 37-year-old job counselor who worked with teens and young adults.  “He could be nearby.  He could be far away or anywhere in between,” FBI agent Stephen Anthony said.  Law enforcement officials said Stephens’ cellphone signal was last detected on Sunday afternoon in Erie, Pennsylvania, about 100 miles east of Cleveland.  Detectives spoke with Stephens on Sunday by cellphone and tried to persuade him to surrender.

Photo Credits: Cleveland Police / Facebook

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