Inside the case and confession of George Brinkman, convicted of murdering a mother and her two daughters

19 Investigates how the FBI and police solved this horrific case.

Inside the case and confession of George Brinkman, convicted of murdering a mother and her two daughters
George Brinkman was sentenced to death for the murders of Suzanne, Taylor and Kylie. (Source: WOIO)

CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - What does it take to catch a killer?

A mother and her two daughters were brutally murdered one summer day in 2017.

Forty-two-year-old Suzanne Taylor and her daughters Taylor, 21 and Kylie Pifer, 18, were found dead inside their home on Ridge Road in North Royalton.

Taylor and Kylie Pifer and their mom Suzanne Taylor.
Taylor and Kylie Pifer and their mom Suzanne Taylor. (Source: Facebook)

A family friend went on the run as police raced against time to find the suspect.

Police say he also killed two more people in Stark County and got into a standoff with police before he was taken into custody.

George Brinkman was later convicted of the murders of Suzanne, Taylor and Kylie and sentenced to death.

Investigator Sara Goldenberg gives us a look inside the entire police case file.

'To Catch a Killer' debrief with Sara Goldenberg, Nichole Vrsansky

We take you behind the scenes to show you how police worked with the FBI to solve the case.

Watch George Brinkman’s confession and see evidence photos and text messages Brinkman sent Suzanne before the horrific crime.

George Brinkman at the North Royalton jail.
George Brinkman at the North Royalton jail. (Source: North Royalton Police)

19 News also spoke to the two detectives who worked the case from the beginning to the end.

It’s a 3-part investigation you’ll only see on 19 News.

Watch tonight at 5:45 p.m., 6:00 p.m. and 11:00 p.m.

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