Slain mother, daughters were found "face down in bed"; suspect charged

Brunswick police Lt. Robert Safran told Fox 8 Cleveland that the man inside the barricaded house is the suspect in the murders of Taylor Pifer, 21, Kylie Pifer, 18, and their mother Suzanne Taylor, 45.

Authorities confirmed a stun gun was ultimately used to subdue the suspect.

The three women likely died Saturday at their home on Ridge Road in North Royalton, police said. Brinkman was arrested at approximately 5:30 a.m. Tuesday morning.

Investigators said Taylor suffered a stab wound, with police yet to release the cause of death of her two daughters.

Stark County Sheriff George Maier identified the suspect Tuesday as 45-year-old George Brinkman Jr.

"They were friendly enough with him that they were comfortable with him watching their home while they were on vacation", Maier said.

Brinkman, who was allegedly armed with a handgun, refused to leave the home for at least eight hours and police were heard talking to him through a loudspeaker in the early hours of Tuesday, the Plain Dealer reports.

George Brinkman, 48, is charged with three counts of aggravated murder, three counts kidnapping and one count of tampering with evidence, North Royalton Det. The Lake Township couple were found shot to death Monday afternoon in their home on Mt.

A suspect in custody in Brunswick, Ohio, is believed to be linked to the disturbing murders of a woman and her two adult children over the weekend.

OH police say a suspect in the deaths of a mother and her two adult daughters may also have been involved in a separate double homicide nearby.

A 911 recording was released by OH police on Monday after a family of two college students and their mother were killed in their home.

The Stark County Sheriff's Office said it has secured arrest warrants for Brinkman for two counts of murder for the Johns' deaths.

"Taylor was majoring in fashion design, while Kylie was involved in theater and was majoring in forensic science". They say a woman who was in the house with him was unharmed.

Officials said George Brinkman dated the Johns' daughter and previously worked at their family business.

Court records show no violent history for Brinkman in either Stark or Cuyahoga counties.

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