Today we began our weekly series on an unsolved crime which changed Tallahassee. The Sims Family Murders. Former State Prosecutor Jeremy Mutz began our weekly (Thursdays at 7:00 AM EST) documentary telling us about the Sims family and what went on in the days and hours leading up to the brutal and shocking crime. 

On October 22, 1966 Florida State was playing Mississippi State in football and those not at the game were likely listening to it. Inside the Sims family home a brutal crime was being committed. In today's episode we discussed what daughter Jenny Sims came home to find, notable names in Tallahassee who played a role in the aftermath of the murders, and what investigators found when they walked into the house at 641 Muriel Court. Read more: http://wflafm.iheart.com/onair/preston-scott-776/episode-2-sims-family-murders-15716359/#ixzz4e8tSiicU

On October 22, 1966 Florida State was playing Mississippi State in football and those not at the game were likely listening to it. Inside the Sims family home a brutal crime was being committed. In today's episode we discussed what neighbors, some just yards away, heard and saw at, and near, the house at 641 Muriel Court. Read more: http://wflafm.iheart.com/onair/preston-scott-776/episode-3-the-sims-family-murders-15737009/#ixzz4e8ty1VUM

In today's episode looking at the cold case of The Sims Family Murders of October 1966 former State Prosecutor Jeremy Mutz takes us through the crime scene and witnesses who relay information leading to the first suspect in the case. 

Today, former State Prosecutor Jeremy Mutz discusses theories on how Dr. Sims, a good sized, athletic guy, was subdued prior to the murder of his wife, youngest daughter, and ultimately himself. We also began to look at two potential suspects. 

Incriminating statements. In the years since the murders one suspect has been very active in social media, often contradicting statements made to police. The other suspect has been silent. Other than a 1987 recorded interview with law enforcement. The statements she made are unbelievable. 

Listen, as former State Prosecutor Jeremy Mutz explores the record. 

In today's episode, former State Prosecutor Jeremy Mutz discusses the statements made on the record to investigators more than twenty years later. Actual quotes from video recorded interviews with one of the two main suspects. 

As a former Leon County Grand Juror I can tell you with certainty the information in this interview alone would have been enough for me to recommend an indictment. 

Today, former State Prosecutor Jeremy Mutz discusses the original statements made by suspect Vernon Fox, Jr. and compares those statements to social media posts and statements in interviews Fox has made in the years since. 

Plus, some of the reasons why this case remains cold. 

After discussing the two main suspects in previous episodes, former State Prosecutor Jeremy Mutz follows the leads law enforcement followed at the time. One potential suspect was the high-profile, charismatic Senior Pastor of Tallahassee's First Baptist Church. 

Why was he a suspect in the brutal murders of Mr. and Mrs. Sims and their youngest daughter? Was he ever cleared? 

After looking into the two main suspects, then a third person many thought at the time might be involved, former State Prosecutor Jeremy Mutz discusses a fourth man who years after the Sims crime was convicted of murdering his girl friend. 

The hands of a killer. In the previous ten episodes of the Sims Family Murders we have learned of two prime suspects in the October 22, 1966 murder of three of the five members of the Sims family. While we have discussed other suspects in the case in today's episode we come back to the female suspect.

"Morticia" was the nickname given to the female suspect in the case due to her unusual behavior and stated preferences. Today, former prosecutor Jeremy Mutz reveals crime scene evidence which indicates a strong set of ties between the girl and the murders. 


I have tried something I have never done in my radio career - an audio documentary spread over multiple weeks. The response has been overwhelming. But, it will be for naught if the Sims Family Murder Case is not reopened. 

My goal was NOT to entertain; it was to inform you of the facts of the case and offer you a reason to ask for this case to be looked at again. The family deserves justice. The community deserves justice. 

In our final episode, former State Prosecutor Jeremy Mutz shares new evidence and explains why he is a "former" state prosecutor. We will have Jeremy in-studio on Thursday, July 6th for a one-hour question and answer segment taking your calls. Do not miss it. 


All Sims Murders Episodes 1-12 combined