Cincinnati-area law enforcement authorities said they are linked into a national network and using every tool at their disposal to help track down suspected murderer Steve Stephen.
The 37-year-old Cleveland, Ohio, man is the focus of a nationwide manhunt after police said he posted a video online showing himself killing a senior citizen.
“This is one of those things that just shocks to your core and this is something you don’t want in your community, we don’t want in any community,” said Sgt. Robert Burd, a commander with the Ohio State Highway Patrol.
He said state troopers are using license plate readers and digital billboards statewide to help track Stephens.
“Everyone leaves a trail and you can delay for a long time but I’m hoping this can be brought to an end soon,” said Burd.
Ohio Gov. John Kasich called Stephens “a hideous criminal” and said the Ohio Highway Patrol has made all its resources available to the Cleveland Police Department.