The man accused of killing Robert Godwin in Cleveland Ohio Sunday is no longer a threat to society.  After a nationwide manhunt, a tip led authorities to Pennsylvania where a brief pursuit ended with the suspect committing suicide.

What We Know

  • Steve Stephens was a 37-year-old man employed as a vocational specialist at a behavioral health agency
  • He was driving a white Ford Fusion at the time of the crime and when he had his final encounter with police Tuesday morning
  • Suspect cited anger with an ex-girlfriend as motive for the killing, and claimed he killed 13 others and would continue killing until he was caught.
  • No evidence has been found confirming the 13 other people he claimed he killed
  • Nearly 400 tips were reported within the last 72 hours to police
  • The victim, 74-year-old Robert Godwin Sr., was walking home from holiday dinner with his family when he was approached and killed by the suspect
  • Godwin was the father of 10 children and 14 grandchildren