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BGSU student among the victims in suburban Cleveland homicide

Kylie Pifer (far left) was a student at BGSU majoring in biology. (CNN Newsource).

A Bowling Green State University student was one of the three women killed Sunday in a brutal murder in the Cleveland suburbs.

Kylie Pifer, 18, along with sister Taylor and mom Suzanne Taylor, was found dead Sunday inside their North Royalton home.

In a letter sent to students and staff, the university says she was a biology major and lived in Offenhauer Hall.

"We are shocked and grieved by this tragedy," said Vice President for Student Affairs Thomas Gibson in the letter. "Our hearts go out to Kylie's family and friends."

Thought mostly quiet on campus, students said the news was tough to hear.

"It was really shocking and sad to hear of something like that happening to someone on campus," said Ana Jurcak.

"They were great kids," said stepmother Sonya Pifer. "This totally blindsided us."

Police arrested George Brinkman after a standoff early Tuesday morning in Brunswick.

Very little information has become known as to what led to the killings.

"I know there's some sort of connection between he and the home where people were killed," said North Royalton Detective Dave Loeding.

Brinkman is also accused of killing an elderly couple on Monday.

BGSU says counselors are available for anyone in need of them.

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