North Royalton police said the victims were Taylor Pifer, 21, Kylie Pifer, 18, and their mother Suzanne Taylor, 45. Cause of death has yet to be confirmed, but the department says it appears to be gun-related.
Senior police sources said he was armed with a pistol and had waved it at officers several times during the siege. BCI is now on the scene.More news: NEET 2017: Framed Gujarati question paper to avoid paper leak, says CBSE
CBS affiliate WOIO reports the three women were all found in the same bedroom. A woman who was in the house is now outside and unharmed. "They were great kids", she said.
No arrests have been made, but Loeding said police have been looking at persons of interest.
A motive for the killings remains unclear, but police said the case does not involve a suicide. "Kylie was involved in theater, she was going to school to [become] a forensic scientist and Taylor was in fashion design", said stepmother Sonya Pifer. Taylor was a student at Kent State University in Kent, Ohio, while Kylie attended Bowling Green University.More news: Intelligence Heads Won't Say If Trump Asked Them To Intervene
A Cleveland 19 reporter had come in contact with the man via Facebook earlier in the day, as a result of her reporting on the story.
Officers from the local police department and the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation were on the scene overnight and into Monday morning collecting evidence.More news: Merkel assumes May will stick to Brexit talks plan