UPDATED: Scottsville man arrested in triple murder investigation

At 11:30 p.m. Monday night, Kentucky State Police Master Trooper Jeremy Hodges released the following information in an emailed news release to media.

On Monday morning at 10:23 a.m., KSP Post 3 dispatch received a call for service from the Allen County Sheriff’s Department requesting assistance with a death investigation. Sheriff’s deputies had responded to 1139 Ray Pardue Road and found three deceased individuals outside the residence near a front door entrance. Troopers and detectives from Post 3 responded and found that all three victims, later identified as Jimmy N. Siddens II, 41, Jimmy Neal Siddens, 73, and Helen Siddens, 72, had sustained apparent gunshot injuries and were pronounced deceased by the Allen County Coroner’s Office.

Detectives with Post 3 processed the scene throughout the day, and were assisted by detectives with both the Allen County Sheriff’s Department and Scottsville Police Department. At 6:19 p.m., deputies with Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Department in Colorado located and detained Edward D. Siddens, 28, of Scottsville, after a vehicle pursuit. Siddens was wanted for questioning regarding this investigation into the deaths of his biological grandparents and uncle.

At approximately 9 p.m. arrest warrants for Edward Siddens were issued by Allen Circuit Court for the following charges: three counts of murder, violation of Kentucky E.P.O / D.V.O., and theft by unlawful taking (automobile.) Law enforcement officials in Colorado arrested Siddens on the warrants. At the present time, Siddens remains lodged in the state of Colorado with extradition pending.

The case is being led by Detective Adam Morgan with KSP Post 3 and is ongoing. Morgan was assisted by the Allen County Sheriff’s Department, Commercial Vehicle Enforcement, Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources, Allen County Coroner’s Office, Scottsville Police Department and Sedgwick County, CO Sheriff’s Department.

No further information is available for release at this time.

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UPDATED: 

GLASGOW – A suspect was in custody in another state Monday evening in relation to what is believed to be a triple homicide in the Maynard area of northern Allen County, said Kentucky State Police Post 3 Public Affairs Officer Jeremy Hodges.

The deceased – Jimmy Neal Siddens, 73; his wife, Helen S. Siddens, 72; and their son, Jimmy Neal Siddens II, 41 – were all outside near the front entrance of their home at 1139 Ray Pardue Road when discovered by a person checking the water meter approximately between 10:30 and 11 a.m. Monday, Hodges said.

Ray Pardue Road is off Ky. 1855, also known as Walnut Creek Road. It is outside city limits but has a Scottsville address, Hodges said.

The Allen County Sheriff's Office was notified after the bodies were found, and after ACSO confirmed the deaths, it requested that KSP conduct the investigation, Hodges said via phone.

All three had apparent gunshot wounds, and what Hodges cautiously referred to as a death investigation earlier in the afternoon had been “upgraded to a murder investigation” by evening.

He said he could not comment about whether any weapons were found at the scene or with the suspect, but spent shell casings were found at the Allen County scene.

A trooper with the KSP Critical Incident Response Team was on the scene reconstructing the incident. Multiple search warrants, at least one of which led investigators to the male suspect's location and apprehension, were executed, Hodges said. Arrest warrants for the single suspect were being sought through Allen Circuit Court for charges stemming from the deaths. He expected to have further information about the suspect available later Monday evening.

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PREVIOUS REPORT:

Kentucky State Police are conducting an investigation after two males and one female were found dead outside a home along Ray Pardue Road near Barren River Lake in Allen County today, said KSP Post 3 Public Affairs Officer Jeremy Hodges.

After the deceased individuals were discovered near the front entrance of the house approximately between 10:30 and 11 a.m., the Allen County Sheriff's Office was notified, and after ACSO confirmed the deaths, it requested that KSP conduct the investigation, Hodges said via phone Monday afternoon.

The location is outside city limits but has a Scottsville address, he said.

All three of the individuals had apparent gunshot wounds, but “it is way too early in the investigation,” Hodges said, to determine what gun or who did what to whom, so it is not being classified just yet as to whether it was a triple homicide or murder-suicide, etc.

Further identifying information, including whether all three were adults, was being withheld pending notification of family members, Hodges said.