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News Release

Scottsville Man Arrested in Triple Murder Investigation

Date of News Release: 2/20/2018

Scottsville, KY (February 19, 2018)- On Monday morning at 10:23 a.m. (CST), 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. (CST), 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 9:00 p.m. (CST) arrest warrants for Edward Siddens were issued by Allen Circuit Court for the following charges: 3 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. Detective 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.