Suspect in Ohio Triple Murder Killed 2 Others: Cops

Laura Christensen
June 19, 2017

Authorities in Stark County had been asked to look for Brinkman on Sunday because he was a person of interest in the deaths of the mother and her two daughters.

George Brinkman was arrested on Tuesday morning following an eight-hour standoff with the Brunswick, Ohio, police department.

A vigil will be held at North Royalton High School at 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 14 for Taylor and Kylie Pifer. Brinkman remains in North Royalton police custody.

He's accused of killing Suzanne Taylor, 45, and her daughters, Kylie Pifer, 18, and Taylor Pifer, 21.

Brinkman was also Facebook friends with Suzanne Taylor, the North Royalton woman found slain in her home - along with her two daughters - on Sunday.

Brinkman's criminal history includes misdemeanor convictions for passing bad checks, criminal mischief and disorderly conduct, records show.

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The Lake Township victims, Rogell Eugene John II, 71, and his wife, Roberta Ray John, 64, were found shot dead, the Stark County Sheriff's Office said. When Suzanne Taylor's boyfriend said he hadn't heard from them, he stayed on the phone and instructed the younger man to go in the home and check on the women.

Brinkman was later also linked to the murder of a North Canton couple whose bodies were found in their home several hours before the standoff began. He was charged Tuesday in the deaths of a married couple in North Canton, Stark County Sheriff George Maier said. Brinkman previously dated the couple's daughter, reported

No further details were available on the North Royalton case Tuesday afternoon.

Maier said police do not think that the mother and daughters had any connection to the Johns.

After he was subdued with a stun gun, Brinkman was taken to the Cleveland Clinic in Brunswick for examination before being turned over to North Royalton police and taken to jail. He was sentenced to one year in the Lorain Correctional Institution for one count of receiving stolen property and unauthorized access to a computer system.

In February of 2000, he plead guilty to forgery, receiving stolen property and theft.

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