Neighbors say victims of triple murder were "good people" and very active in Church

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ALLEN COUNTY, Ky. (WBKO) -- Three people are dead in Allen County, and one person is in custody, after police say an elderly couple and their son were found at their home Monday.

Jimmy Neal Siddens, 73; Helen Siddens, 72; and Jimmy Neal Siddens II, 42; were all found outside a home at 1139 Ray Pardue Rd.

Neighbors say the couple was very active at New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church.

"[Jimmy Neal] was there for anything he could do for the church, and [Helen] was a good person," said Charles Shockley, who has known the Siddens family for decades. "She was a real good person, and that boy [Jimmy Neal II], he just mowed his yards and stuff. He was a good fella too. They were just good people. It shouldn't have happened to them, but it did."

One neighbor told 13 News he's known Jimmy Neal Siddens since growing up next door to him in the 1940s.

"I don't know how to say it," said Emmitt Tinsley, also a member of New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church, "but him and his wife are going to be deeply missed in our Church."

"He was a deacon," added Tinsley, "and they went to Church every Sunday."

Police say they've apprehended a suspect in another state, in this case that they're now calling a murder investigation.

13 News will continue to update this story as information becomes available.

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