JORDAN MINES – Edward F. Sims, 41, lived with his three daughters, 17-year-old Britney Sims, 14-year-old Amber Sims and 8-year-old Morgan Sims. He was separated from his wife,Karen Sims, 36, who left him a week ago and moved to Clifton Forge.
Neighbors saw him go for a walk Saturday along their narrow country road. He left to pick up Britney Sims at her new job at Kmart in Covington, said neighbor Linda Kemper, 52. and was seen playing catch with is youngest daughter.
“He was out there just having a good old time,” neighbor Lisa Tucker added. “I didn’t see his demeanor change.”
Later that night or early Sunday morning, Sims shot each of his girls once in the head with a .380-caliber handgun as they lay in separate bedrooms, muffling the shots with a pillow. He then shot himself in the head. Authorities discovered the bodies Monday morning after the mother called saying she had not heard from the girls in a few days.Murder, Suicide