Police in Ohio are investigating a triple homicide after a mother and her two adult daughters were found murdered in their home.
The boyfriend of the older of the two daughters came by the family’s residence in North Royalton at around 8pm on Sunday and found the three victims slain in a bedroom.
On Monday morning, police identified them as 45-year-old Suzanne Taylor and her daughters, 21-year-old Taylor Pifer and 18-year-old Kylie Pifer.
Investigators initially said that all three of the women suffered gunshot wounds, but later it emerged that one of them had been stabbed to death.
A motive for the killings remains unclear, but police said the case does not involve a suicide. So far, no arrests have been made.
Taylor studied fashion design at Kent State University and played softball.
The 21-year-old wrote in the bio on her Facebook page: ‘Life’s too short to sit and wait for luck to come your way.’
Fox8 reported that Kylie attended Bowling Green University, where she majored in forensic science and was involved in theater. She would have turned 19 on Sunday.
According to Kylie and Taylor’s stepmother, Sonya Pifer, the sisters’ biological father had been estranged from them for several years, reported Cleveland19.
‘They were great kids… and this totally, totally blind-sided us,’ Sonya Pifer said, fighting back tears.
Officers from the local police department and the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation were on the scene overnight and into Monday morning collecting evidence.
SOURCE: Associated Press / Daily Mail – Snejana Farberov