Published: Mon, June 19, 2017
World | By Carl Welch

OH man charged in 2 killings is charged in 3 more slayings

OH man charged in 2 killings is charged in 3 more slayings

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.

Brinkman was taken into custody by Brunswick police at 5:24 a.m. Tuesday after about a nine-hour standoff at a home on Valley Forge Drive. Although he was "Facebook friends" with Suzanne Taylor, authorities are unsure how well the suspect knew the victim or her daughters. He is in custody of North Royalton Police Department. The bodies of Suzanne Taylor, age 45, and her daughters, 18-year-old Kylie Pifer, and 21-year-old Taylor Pifer were found in North Royalton, OH.

Stark County Sheriff George Maier identified 45-year-old George Brinkman Jr.as a suspect in the triple homicide.

On Monday night, the bodies of 71-year-old, Rogell John II and his wife, Roberta John, 64, were found inside a home at the 1300 block of Mt.

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.

"They were friendly enough with him that they were comfortable with him watching their home while they were on vacation", Maier said. Police haven't said how they died.

Police in North Royalton wouldn't say what kind of relationship, if any, the suspect had with the slain mother and daughters.

Brunswick Police Lt Robert Safran says a stun gun was used to subdue the man, who had a handgun.

Stark County issued murder warrants for Brinkman's arrest Tuesday morning. Brinkman has not yet been charged in connection with the slayings of the three women from North Royalton. There had been a woman in the house, but she was released at some point during the siege.

George Brinkman has been charged in relation to the deaths of five people in Northeast Ohio this past Sunday June 14, 2017.

The sheriff said Brinkman is believed at one time to have been a boyfriend of one of the Johns' daughters. He is now in the custody of the North Royalton police, charged with the two counts of murder in the deaths of the Johns.

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