FBI: 'There's not a federal agency in the U.S. that's not involved' in Steve Stephens case

Posted at 10:41 AM, Apr 18, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-18 10:49:55-04

The search for Facebook killer Steve Stephens turned into a national search on Monday.

Local and federal authorities continued the search near and far for Stephens with no additional leads of his whereabouts despite federal authorities issuing a $50,000 reward for any tips leading to his arrest.

Cleveland city officials along with federal agencies gave the most recent updates on the Stephens investigation during a press conference on Tuesday morning.

The white 2016 Ford Fusion that Stephens was driving at the time of the shooting was not equipped with a GPS tracking device, Chief Calvin Williams said.

Mayor Frank Jackson recognized what Godwin's family is going through and their response to Sunday's shooting.

"They've demonstrated that even in this tragedy, they have forgiven... asked us as a community to forgive," said Mayor Jackson.

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Since the search for Stephens started on Easter Sunday, Chief of Police Calvin Williams reiterated they have not located Stephens, identifying him on a first name basis.

Authorities continued to ask the public for help. Chief Williams said they've received almost 400 tips.

Mayor Frank Jackson said they've been in contact with the clergy in Cleveland.

As the search spreads throughout the country, local and federal agencies said they are using every tool they have to narrow the search.

Authorities are urging the public to come forward with any tips on the whereabouts of Stephens.

Police say the vehicle they are looking for is a white Ford Fusion with temporary tag E363630.

"The video of the shooting was not broadcast live, as widely reported. It was recorded and then uploaded to Facebook by Stephens, according to a Facebook spokesperson. In a statement, the spokesperson said the shooting was a "horrific crime."