April 18, 2017
UPDATE: CNN is reporting that Steve Stephens, the man known as the Facebook killer, apparently shot and killed himself while being pursued by police in Erie, Pennsylvania.
Steve Stephens was spotted this morning by PSP members in Erie County. After a brief pursuit, Stephens shot and killed himself.
— PA State Police (@PAStatePolice) April 18, 2017
Whenever there is a sensational crime story, we all get caught up in the name of the monster that has us holding our family a bit tighter. It’s very easy to forget the name we should be remembering is Robert Godwin Sr. — the 74-year old man who Steve Stephens allegedly killed and posted the murder on Facebook.
But with Stephens on the run from a massive manhunt that spans from Indiana to New York, we do need to be focused on catching him.
Now is the time for people to speak up and thankfully, someone has — Stephens ex-girlfriend Joy Lane, who told CBS News:
“We had been in a relationship for several years. I am sorry that all of this has happened. My heart & prayers goes out to the family members of the victim(s). Steve really is a nice guy… he is generous with everyone he knows. He was kind and loving to me and my children. This is a very difficult time for me and my family Please respect our privacy at this time.”
Stephens was said to be last seen in a White Ford Fusion and is described by the Cleveland Police Chief Calvin Williams as “armed and dangerous.”
UPDATE Homicide suspect Steve Stephens’ actual vehicle has Ohio Temp tag E363630 pic.twitter.com/tE3r5u4BNN
— Cleveland Police (@CLEpolice) April 17, 2017
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