Cops: Suspect in 3 deaths may be involved in 2 more killings

Ross Houston
June 16, 2017

Police in OH have taken a person of interest into custody after an hourslong standoff in connection to the mysterious deaths of a woman and her two daughters.

OH authorities say a suspect in the slayings of five people in two incidents this week has now been charged in all five deaths.

Adding disconcert, a report via the Cleveland Plain Dealer told of Brinkman now also being a possible suspect in the Monday killings of a couple in Stark County, Ohio.

OH police arrested a 45-year-old man on Tuesday in connection with the triple homicide of a North Royalton mother and her two adult daughters whose bodies were found in a bed next to each other, reports say.

Taylor Pifer, 21; and Kylie Pifer, 18, were found dead in a bedroom of their Cleveland-area home on June 11, according to WOIO. Brinkman had been watching their home while they were away on vacation, the sheriff said. He was charged Tuesday in the deaths of a married couple in North Canton, Stark County Sheriff George Maier said.

George Brinkman, 45, was reportedly armed and risky, but authorities from the SWAT team apprehended him without firing any shots.

The Stark County sheriff's office says 45-year-old George Brinkman Jr. was charged Tuesday with two counts of murder.

Loeding said Tuesday that, while Brinkman is the suspect in the North Royalton case, he has not yet been charged. They were found dead Monday.

Daily Mail has obtained the video of the suspect, George Brinkman, after police subdued him and took him into custody.

"Most of it was done, face-to-face negotiations" through a window, Brunswick Police Lieutenant Robert Safran told the news station.

Brinkman and the Johns' daughter had a strained relationship, Maier said. He was sentenced in February 2000 and was released from prison in September 2000.

In December of 1999, he was indicted on charges of forgery, passing forged documents, receiving stolen property and theft. The sheriff says authorities are trying to figure out a connection between Brinkman and the three women. There had been a woman in the house, but she was released at some point during the siege.

Brinkman is scheduled to appear Thursday morning in Parma Municipal Court, North Royalton Detective Dave Loeding said.

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