Manhunt for Steve Stephens continues, whereabouts unknown

The suspect for a random murder in Cleveland that was broadcast on Facebook remained on the run Monday morning, with authorities not knowing his whereabouts during a five-state manhunt.

“Quite frankly, at this point he could be in a lot of places,” FBI special agent in charge Stephen Anthony said Monday during the search for Steve Stephens.

He said Stephens was armed and dangerous, and the public must remain vigilant.

The Facebook video showing the death of Robert Godwin, Sr.

The Facebook video showing the death of Robert Godwin, Sr.


The hunt for Stephens has spanned five states — Ohio, New York, Indiana, Michigan and Pennsylvania — since he filmed himself shooting Robert Godwin Sr., an apparent stranger who crossed his path.

Ohio cops hunt for man who broadcast fatal shooting on Facebook

Stephens then went on Facebook Live and blamed the bloodshed on a lover. He also claimed to have killed 13 people, something authorities did not verify.

Steve Stephens

Steve Stephens

(Cleveland Police)

Police had been in touch with Stephens soon after the murder, but since then have had no communication and no clear idea of his whereabouts.

“We don’t know where he’s at,” Cleveland Police Chief Calvin Williams said, noting that the last place police located him was the scene of the crime.

Before the shooting, Stephens had no criminal record and only traffic violations, Williams said.

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