FBI: Facebook Killer Eluded Investigators When Cellphones Were Turned Off
By Steve Neavling
Several hours after Steve Stephens posted a video on Facebook that shows him killing a 75-year-old man in Cleveland, the FBI determined that one or both of his cellphones were in Erie.
But that was the only evidence investigators had of Stephens’ whereabouts during a 48-hour manhunt that ended with his suicide in Erie.
According to the FBI, the cellphones became inactive shortly after activity was discovered through a tower in Erie.
The FBI is still trying to determine what Stephens did between the time his phone was traced to Erie and his suicide after he was spotted by a fast food worker.
“FBI agents located in Erie, Pa., along with local law enforcement partners canvassed the area in which the last activity occurred but did not locate Stephens,” according to an FBI news release.
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Posted: 4/21/17 at 9:32 AM under News Story.
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