In a press conference Monday afternoon, Cleveland Police said the manhunt is still underway for suspected Facebook Killer Steve Stephens, who is believed to have shot an elderly man in the face and posted a video of of the killing to Facebook on Easter Sunday.
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At the news conference, Cleveland Police Chief Calvin Williams announced that a $50,000 reward is being offered to anyone with information that leads police to apprehend the suspect. Chief Williams also discounted earlier reports that the suspected killer may be in Philadelphia, corroborating Philadelphia Police Department’s statement that the sighting report was a false lead, and said there was no reason to believe the suspect had switched cars.
Chief Williams said that investigators had searched the suspect’s residence along with other residences he had connections to, and found multiple weapons, though it is not known if all the weapons belong to Stephens.
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The police chief reportedly said they were still hoping the Stephens may turn himself in, and urged anyone with knowledge of the suspect’s whereabouts to contact police.
“We’re still asking Steve to turn himself in, but if he doesn’t, we’ll find him,” Williams said. “We’re not going to stop until he’s in custody.”
“If there’s somebody that’s helping Steve, or if you think you’re helping Steve, you’re really not,” he continued. “You’re going to get yourself in trouble, along with him. The only way for you to help him is to give us the information to bring him in safely, peacefully.”