They were found dead at their home in nearby North Royalton on Sunday.
Loeding identified the victims as a mother and her two daughters: Taylor Pifer, 21, Kylie Pifer, 18, and the mother Suzanne Taylor, 45. Police suspect the daughters were killed elsewhere in the home before their bodies were moved to their mother's bed.
The mother's boyfriend Scott Plymale called 911 after the older daughter's boyfriend Dale Koster found the bodies, WOIO-TV reported.
A motive for the murders remains unclear and no arrests have been made. Police said there was no signs of any of the three women dying of a suicide death.
Police originally stated that one of the victims was shot to death but amended the information shortly thereafter, according to WEWS.
Taylor and Kylie Pifer were attending local colleges and living at home with their mother.
Fox8 reported that Kylie was a sophomore at Bowling Green State University, where she majored in biology and was involved in theater.
Police said one of the victims was stabbed, Fox 8 reported.
North Royalton police and the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation are investigating the murders. They were great students.
The university issued the following statement: "The Kent State University community is deeply saddened to learn of the sudden passing of Taylor Pifer".
"Let police work take its course", advised Det.
Police report that this man has been inside the home for a few hours and that he knew the people who lived there.
Forensic evidence collected from the scene is now being investigated, Loeding says. Kylie would have turned 19 years old on Sunday.