There was a delay in telling Joy Lane that Steve Stephens was dead

Posted at 5:42 PM, Apr 18, 2017

A source tells News 5 there was a delay in letting Joy Lane know that the man who mentioned her name on Facebook before shooting and killing an innocent man was dead. 

Lane stopped by her home in Twinsburg around 12:45 p.m. Tuesday alongside her police protection and a social worker.

She gathered some belongings before leaving again. 

News 5's source said Lane did not know what happened in Erie. A social worker also asked our source not to mention anything about the chase or the death of Stephens. 

Neighbors said they feel bad about what happened to Lane and her family. 

“That’s a lot of stress,” said Ezell McAfee. “She has a couple kids, too. So, just all that they’re going through, I couldn’t imagine."

McAfee, like so many others, has a lot of questions: “Why? Why would you just pick some random person like that and do that to them? That’s horrible."