Authorities in Ohio said that a suspect in the triple murder of two college students and their mother was taken into custody Tuesday after an hours-long standoff.
Brunswick Police confirmed George Brinkman, 45, was the man taken into custody just before 5:30 a.m., Fox 8 Cleveland reported.
Cops were hunting for Brinkman in connection with the murders of Taylor Pifer, 21, Kylie Pifer, 18, and their mother Suzanne Taylor, 45. Their bodies were found Sunday night in North Royalton.
Police said the man had been inside the home in Brunswick for a few hours and knew the people who lived there. There was a woman inside the home, but she was released unharmed, according to Fox 8.
Brunswick Police Lt. Robert Safran said Brinkman was taken to the hospital after being arrested, the station reported.
“No shots fired, but a taser was utilized to take him into custody,” he said.
The 911 recording was released earlier Monday. The mother’s boyfriend Scott Plymale called 911 after the older daughter’s boyfriend Dale Koster found the bodies, reported.
“They didn’t answer the door and he picked the lock and went in,” Plymale says during 911 recording obtained by the . “He said the bedroom door is closed and he opens the bedroom and he says there is dead body in here.”
Plymale then tells the 911 dispatcher that Koster called him earlier and said something was wrong because all the cars were there and all the doors were locked and he didn’t hear the dog.
A woman who says she was the stepmother of the two sisters told WOIO Kylie attended Bowling Green College and Taylor attended Kent State University.
Police said one of the victims was stabbed, Fox 8 reported. Injuries of the other victims were not known.
North Royalton Det. Dave Loeding told WOIO that evidence recovered at the scene was being sent to the lab.