Cleveland – The manhunt for the Facebook killer continues and Cleveland police chief Calvin Williams announced Monday that they are now offering a $50,000 reward for any information leading to Stephens’ arrest. The search has been extended to 5 states.
The ATF, FBI and Crimestoppers are all chipping in to cover the reward.
Chief Williams is still asking Stephens to turn himself in or at least contact a friend or relative.
Stephens shot and killed 74-year-old Roger Godwin, Sr. Sunday in Cleveland, then uploaded video of the murder.
Williams said they are receiving dozens and dozens of tips in connection to Stephens’ whereabouts, but have not been able to find him.
“We know Steve is still out there someplace,” Williams said Monday. “We’re still asking Steve to turn himself in. But if he doesn’t, we’ll find him.”
Police officers were combing through Cleveland as authorities in four other states — Pennsylvania, New York, Indiana and Michigan — were all warned to be on alert for Stephens, who is wanted on a charge of aggravated murder, officials said.
“He could be nearby. He could be far away or anywhere in between,” FBI agent Stephen Anthony said at an earlier news conference.