OH mother and daughters mysteriously found dead in home

The couple was found dead on Monday, police said.

A man suspected of killing a mother and her two college-age daughters may also have been involved in the slayings of a married couple in another city, police said Tuesday.

Accused murderer George Brinkman now faces five murder charges in two counties.

As Crime Online previously reported, Suzanne Taylor, 45, and her daughters, Taylor Pifer, 21, and Kiley Pifer, 18, were found murdered in their North Royalton, Ohio, home on Sunday.

Loeding told PEOPLE that Taylor appeared to have died after sustaining a knife wound, but her daughters didn't seem to have "obvious signs of death" - though police believe both daughters were homicide victims. The victims there, Rogell E. John II, 71, and his wife, Roberta R. John, 64, returned home from a vacation Sunday, according to Stark County Sheriff George Maier.

Authorities say they apparently were shot during a robbery.

N. Royalton police confirm to me women killed in triple homicide are sisters Kylie & Taylor Pifer and their mother Susanne Taylor.

When Rogell John didn't show up for work at the family business, Maier said, his son went to check on him Monday and found his father and stepmother dead.

Officers entered the home just before 5:30 a.m. the next morning and used a stun gun on Brinkman, who was holding a gun, Brunswick Lt. Robert Safran said. He was released in September 2000.

Overnight, Brunswick police successfully took George Brinkman into custody after a standoff lasted several hours, multiple news outlets are reporting.

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 reportedly knew the residents there, and one woman was present when he arrived, but she escaped unharmed. The three women were all found lying face-down in a bed in a bedroom, according to a police report.

North Royalton police and the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation are investigating.

Brown said he saw Brinkman around the neighborhood a few times.

  • Julie Sanders