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Ohio man identified as suspect in killings of 5 in 2 cities

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Alfredo Watts | 20 June, 2017, 03:19

Told Brunswick Police Lt. Robert Safran upon the man's arrest, "That was some good work by our tactical officers". Moments later, he was seen being led shirtless from the house.

Officers from the local police department and the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation were on the murder scene overnight and into Monday morning collecting evidence.

"[We] feel confident that all the things we're doing are going to turn into a positive outcome", he said.

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.

Brinkman's arrest followed the murders of Suzanne Taylor, 45 and her two daughters, Taylor and Kylie Pifer, aged 21 and 18.

Investigators think the killings were targeted, not random, according to Loeding. That's when Suzanne Taylor's boyfriend hung up and called 911.

According to Loeding, Taylor appeared to have died after sustaining a fatal knife wound while her daughters' causes of death remain unknown.

Authorities say inmates killed two prison guards during a bus transport in Georgia and are now being sought by law enforcement.

A 911 recording was released by OH police on Monday after a family of two college students and their mother were killed in their home. Their bodies were discovered by the police in a bedroom of their residence, located in the city of North Royalton, approximately 18 miles from Cleveland. All three were found tucked into bed.

The charges were filed one day after the Stark County Sheriff's Office announced a warrant charging Brinkman with murder in the deaths of Rogell Eugene John, 71, and his wife Roberta Ray John, 64. Since then, officials said Brinkman might also have killed another couple, which would mean he committed five murders within 48 hours, if the allegations are proven to be true.

Autopsies were scheduled for Tuesday for the North Royalton victims. It is not clear if he has yet been charged in the three other deaths, in North Royalton, or if he has retained a lawyer or entered a plea.