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The Latest: Ohio suspect in 5 slayings charged in 2 deaths

Posted June 13

Stark County Sheriff George T. Maier speaks to reporters in Canton, Ohio on Tuesday, June 13, 2017. Maier said the same man, George Brinkman Jr., is the suspect in the killing of a mother and her two college-age daughters and a married couple in another city in northeastern Ohio. (AP Photo/Dake Kang)

— The Latest on the deaths of five people in two locations in northeastern Ohio (all times local):

4:10 p.m.

Ohio authorities say a suspect in the slayings of five people in two cities has been charged in two of the killings.

The Stark County sheriff's office says 45-year-old George Brinkman Jr. was charged Tuesday with two counts of murder.

Investigators say Brinkman worked for 71-year-old Rogell Eugene John and 64-year-old Roberta Ray John in North Canton and was watching their house while they were on vacation. They were found dead Monday.

Brinkman is also a suspect in the North Royalton killings of a mother and her two college-age daughters, who were found dead Sunday. The sheriff says authorities are trying to figure out a connection between Brinkman and the three women.

He was taken into custody Tuesday after a standoff in Brunswick. It's unclear if he has an attorney.

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12:35 p.m.

An Ohio sheriff says the suspect in the deaths of a woman and her college-age daughters is also believed to have killed a married couple in another city.

Stark County Sheriff George Maier identified the suspect Tuesday as 45-year-old George Brinkman Jr.

Maier says Brinkman worked for 71-year-old Rogell Eugene John and 64-year-old Roberta Ray John in North Canton and was watching their house while they were on vacation.

The sheriff says the couple was killed after the three women were killed in North Royalton. He says authorities are trying to figure out a connection between Brinkman and the mother and daughters.

Brinkman was taken into custody early Tuesday after a standoff in Brunswick. It's unclear if he has an attorney.

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9:50 a.m.

Ohio police say a suspect in the deaths of a mother and her two adult daughters may also have been involved in a separate double homicide nearby.

The 45-year-old man was taken into custody early Tuesday after a standoff in Brunswick, south of Cleveland.

Police say he is suspected in the deaths of the three women found dead Sunday night in a North Royalton home.

A husband and wife were also found dead at a home in nearby North Canton.

Cleveland.com reports that North Royalton Detective Dave Loeding says the suspect possessed evidence linking him to the deaths of the couple.

Police say the suspect had a handgun and was subdued with a stun gun.

No information has been released about a motive.

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