‘We were blindsided by this’: Family of triple homicide victims speaks out, search for suspect continues in North Royalton

NORTH ROYALTON- The search continues this morning for the suspect wanted in a triple homicide in North Royalton.

It happened Sunday around 8 p.m. at a home on Ridge Road.

According to Detective Dave Loeding, The victims are a mother and two adult daughters. Officials say a friend found the victims in a bedroom Sunday evening.

Police at first said the victims had been shot, but after further investigation revealed one of the victims-- the mother-- suffered a knife injury. Injuries of the daughters are not known.

Detective Loeding tells FOX 8 News, the victims are Taylor Pifer, 21, Kylie Pifer,18, and their mother, Suzanne Taylor, 45.

The girls' stepmom told FOX 8 News the family was blindsided by the tragedy. Sonya Pifer said, "They were great kids. Taylor and Kylie were great students.  Taylor was majoring in fashion design, while Kylie was involved in theater and was majoring in forensic science."

Taylor Pifer, 21, Kylie Pifer,18, and their mother, Suzanne Taylor, 45.

There is no motive as of yet. Their cause of death is unknown.

BCI is on the scene and will be investigating along with police.

Stay with FOX 8 News and FOX8.com for the latest on this developing story.