Police Feel Murder Suspect May Be In Neighboring State

  • 4/17/2017 11:00:11 AM
  • Larry Stine
  • Local News

CLEVELAND, OH - A press conference was held Monday morning with authorities giving an update on the search for Steve Stephens. 

Law enforcement is still asking Stephens to turn himself in but they say if he doesn't they'll find him.  "Obviously he's got deep, deep issues and whether he was calm or not, he committed a heinous crime in this city and we want to get him off the streets as soon as possible," says Cleveland Police Chief Calvin Williams.

"We're going to be in tandem with the FBI, Cleveland Police, and all our agencies across America. And we're going to make this individual's world very, very, very small," says Peter Elliott with the U.S. Marshals Service. "So I'm very optimistic, I think things are going to happen and I believe things are going to happen very quickly."

"Find Mr. Stevens before any other crimes are committed," says Stephen Anthony, FBI Special Agent. "We need to take this individual off the street, you all know that and again rest assured that we're using any and all resources to work this, not just in the Cleveland area but throughout the United States to locate this individual as soon as possible."

Police say Stephens may have left Ohio and are asking residents of neighboring states to help find him.

Authorities say Stephens' cell phone last released a "ping," or a signal, in Erie, Pennsylvania, about 100 miles east of Cleveland.

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