$50000 reward in search for Facebook murder suspect Steve Stephens

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It all lasted less than a minute, and authorities said the two men did not know each other.

"We are not going to leave any stone unturned", police Chief Calvin Williams said.

Steve Stephens wanted an audience to see the moment he seemingly chose Robert Godwin Sr.at random and gunned down the grandfather in cold blood on Easter Sunday - and he got one.

NY is specifically on alert in the wake of the graphic killing, posted on Facebook, of a 74 year-old great-grandfather whose attacker remains at large and is considered armed and unsafe. Williams declined to give specifics on those exact locations. Millions of items are reported each week in more than 40 languages and thousands of workers review them, Osofsky said in the statement, posted on a company blog. Hundreds of leads had poured into the department, police said.

Video of a Cleveland man shooting another man stayed up on Facebook for close to two hours Sunday before the company realized it was there and took it down. Other law enforcement officers were also riding with Cleveland officers, the police said. Right now, IN is the only state IN the Tri-State that's been listed as a possible location for Steve Stephens.

Philadelphia school officials said the lockdown was lifted at 2:55 p.m., roughly 2 hours after it began.

A former girlfriend of the suspect in the slaying of an elderly Cleveland man has told CBS News in a text that 37-year-old Steve Stephens was "a nice guy" who was generous to everyone and was "kind and loving" to her and her children. She has been "fully cooperative" with the investigation, a police source said.

Stephens posted three videos, Facebook said. Go about your day, but be careful.

Asked whether this is protocol, Whithorne said, "We monitor the entire platform". He helped young people develop job skills and find employment, said Beech Brook spokeswoman Nancy Kortemeyer.

The focus on the case remained on the search for Stephens.

Stephens has no criminal record.

Cleveland, Ohio, police are warning of GoFundMe scams taking advantage of those wanting to donate to the family of Robert Godwin Sr., who was fatally shot by murder suspect Steve Stephens.

But the sisters said they have already forgiven the man accused of killing their father. She says he "wasn't harming anyone". Stephens' phone last pinged in Erie, Pennsylvania.

Godwin's daughter, Malisa Godwin, said: "It feels like my heart is going to stop". "Many times, the news is not accurate that's coming from social media, so you really have to look at everything with a filter, so to speak", said Mahoning County Sheriff Jerry Greene.

Mr Stephens worked for Beech Brook, a behavioural health agency serving children through mental health services, foster care and adoption, at-risk youth and other programs.

The statement says both the Pepper Pike facility and a drop-in center in Cleveland are closed and that a decision will be made later Monday about when they will reopen.

Cleveland police searched dozens of places around the city and spoke with the suspect by cellphone.

Authorities are telling people in Pennsylvania, New York, Indiana and MI to be on the lookout.

"Suspect in this case is. armed and unsafe".

During a nationally broadcast press conference, authorities also struck down other circulating rumors that Stephens was outside of OH - saying they had no reason to believe that right now.



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