It appears that in 1986 the police were still searching for this "Steve" that Richard Meeks claimed to have talked to so they submitted Steven Lucas fingerprints again, although Steve said he was gone the weekend of the murders. Steve L would have been 18 years old at the time of the murders.
From Timeline A:
810413-1000c Steven Lucas, FRC student, returns from Easter vacation. <Steven Lucas / Bradley>
This is from the Steve Howard report that was made in 1989:
In researching the Keddie case, I located a supplement by myself and Detective Forcino where we talked to Richard Meeks of Quincv on June 3 1981. Meeks told us that a couple of weeks prior he was talking to a guy named "Steve" about the Keddie murders and the guy said he was in Keddie on the night of the homicides and walked past the Sharp home around 2300 hrs and again around 0200 hrs. Meeks didn't know the guys last name but said he was about 6-1. 190 lbs, around 28 years old and had a mustache. The guy told Meeks that he was "toasted on acid at the time." We have never been able to identify "Steve" however with the new information concerning Steve Howard from Mrs. Alvey, he could be the one Meeks was talking to. At that time, Steve Howard was 25 years old. brown hair, 6-l, at least 165 lbs and had a mustache.