A report says the man accused of killing a 74-year-old man and posting a video of it to Facebook has reportedly killed himself in northwestern Pennsylvania.
Steve Stephens, who has been the center of a manhunt since Sunday, fatally shot himself in Erie, Pa., according to the Erie Times-News. His body was found in a white Ford Fusion.
The manhunt widened on Monday for a murder suspect who police said posted a video of himself on Facebook shooting an elderly man in Cleveland, where authorities appealed to the public for help in the case after urging the killer to turn himself in.
Police said they have received "dozens and dozens" of tips for possible sightings of the suspect, Steve Stephens, and tried to persuade him to surrender when they spoke with him via his cellphone on Sunday after the shooting. But Stephens remained at large as the search for him expanded nationwide, police said.
"Our reach now is basically all over this country," Cleveland Police Chief Calvin Williams told a news conference in Ohio's second-largest city.
The shooting marked the latest video clip of a violent crime to turn up on Facebook, raising questions about how the world's biggest social media network moderates content. The company on Monday said it would begin reviewing how it monitors violent footage and other objectionable material in response to the killing.
Meanwhile, a reward of $50,000 was being offered for information regarding Stephens' location, officials said.
Police said Stephens used Facebook Inc's service to post video of him killing Robert Godwin Sr., 74, who is seen standing on a sidewalk carrying a plastic shopping bag as the suspect gets out of his car and approaches him from the street.