Published: Sat, June 17, 2017
Local | By Ada Griffith

Sheriff says Ohio man is suspect in 5 slayings

Sheriff says Ohio man is suspect in 5 slayings

The bodies of 45-year-old Suzanne Taylor and her daughters, 18-year-old Kylie Pifer and 21-year-old Taylor Pifer, were found Sunday in one bedroom at their home in North Royalton, Ohio, about 18 miles outside Cleveland, according to the North Royalton Police Department.

A suspect identified by Cleveland 19 News as George Brinkman was taken into custody early Tuesday after an all-night standoff.

The standoff began at around 9 p.m. on Monday and police used a taser to take the man into custody, Brunswick police Lt. Robert Safran told the station.

OH police said on Tuesday that a 45-year-old man arrested that morning is a suspect in both the triple homicide of a mother and her two adult daughters, who were found dead on Sunday, and the fatal shooting of a couple found dead on Monday. The sheriff says authorities are trying to figure out a connection between Brinkman and the three women.

A male suspect arrested in OH on Tuesday morning allegedly killed five people in a span of just 48 hours, including the parents of his ex-girlfriend.

Authorities say they apparently were shot during a robbery.

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The sheriff said it appears the only connection among the five is Brinkman. As for the two daughters, police said their injuries were not obvious. As soon as she realized his true identity, she contacted police to help bring him into custody.

Authorities in OH said late Monday that they were in a standoff at a home with the suspect in the triple murder of two college students and their mother.

Suzanne's boyfriend said he'd delivered flowers to the house on Saturday but did not see anyone inside at the time.

The crime scene is still active and investigators carried out a lot of bedding out of the home, police said. George Brinkman, who had been house-sitting for the couple, was the only person who had access to Rogell and Roberta's home.

Brinkman, a former Medina resident, has convictions in Cuyahoga County from 1998 and 1999 on four counts of receiving stolen property in three separate incidents. He was released in September 2000.

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