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  1. I was nowhere near Kim’s closest friend but certainly admired her intelligence and beauty so many years ago. As her classmate and a member of our hometown, I know how much I hope the real person or people who ended Kim’s life so abruptly and inexcusably will finally be brought to justice. Please take time to view the important information on this website and do not be afraid to step forward if you have any information to share with law enforcement – no matter how small. Thank you in advance.

  2. Kim was my dearest friend and losing her so young and tragically has left a permanent void in my life. I will never forget the memories of our time shared together, our endless talks and the great times we had. I was blessed to have Kim in my life and will continue to search for justice for her and closure for those of us who knew and loved her. Until we meet again sister, I love you..

  3. I knew Kim since kindergarten. We grew up together. Although we didn’t travel in the same circles back then, I do remember her well. She was very smart, but didn’t flaunt it. She was quiet, yet very confident. She was a very pretty girl who didn’t follow trends or fads. Simply put, she was cool! What happened to her was a tragedy! It still IS a tragedy! I hope this website gets us one step closer to the truth! RIP, Kim!

  4. I did not know Kim but I think of her often. I hope someday her killers will be found. God Bless you Kim and may you rest in peace.

  5. I was only in Middle School when this happened, but I was friends with her brother and became very close to her family over the years. I cannot even begin to imagine what it has been like for them to go through this. What is even more difficult to think about is that there are still people out there who have information and have not come forward. How do they live with themselves? I can only hope that one day justice will be served to those responsible for this heinous act and victimizing such a wonderful family.

  6. Such a horrible crime. I can’t imagine the pain for her family now that I have 2 girls of my own. I am still baffled as to why the names of some of these people that were involved in the leads have not been released. Why have they not pressed charges against the prosicutor,old DA and police that lied to put Steve B in prison and allowed the monster that killed Kim to possibly do this again.

  7. I pray that someone gives the police the missing links to bring the people who are responsible to justice. I cannot imagine the family going thru so many years of pain without their beautiful daughter. Please if anyone knows anything please come forward, put yourselves in this families shoes.. No one should have to go thru their pain.

  8. I knew Kim, but not well. We were in the same class, and rode the same bus. She was never anything but nice to me. I still think of her often as we pass the area where she was found, and as my own daughter reaches the age where Kim was taken from us. I can’t even imagine how this has been for her friends and family. Prayers and positive thoughts for you all. May justice be found for her.

  9. I met kim at a young age, but we didn’t become good friends until the last 2-3 yrs. of her life. Everything that was said on the 1st page about her personality was true. We had a group of about 10 of us that were close and we had too much fun to even mention. She had wonderful parents, scrict where needed, but otherwise really fun, sweet and down to earth. Her death has truly turned my life upside down. I quit school right after to get my G.E.D. too many memories. A period of drug and alcohol use. A few stays in pych.hospitals for severe depression,nightmares and anxiety. It’s been 30yrs. this year and I won’t rest until we catch all the men involved in her brutal, horrific death. So call if you have even the smallest memory. RIP kim

  10. KIM WAS MY NEIGHBOR , WE RODE THE SAME BUS , WE DIDN’T TRAVEL IN THE SAME CIRCLE. SHE WAS A GRADE AHEAD OF ME. SHE WAS A SWEET BEAUTIFUL GIRL . WHO WAS BROUGHT UP IN A GOOD HOME AND HAD A GREAT FAMILY AS WELL . IT CHANGED THE WAY US KIDS LIVED AND THE PLACES WE WERE ALLOWED TO GO . IT ALSO CHANGED THE WAY I PARENTED MY OWN CHILDREN LATER ON IN LIFE , I ALWAYS HAD TO KNOW WHO WHAT WHEN AND WHY. IT IS SAD STEVE HAD TO GO TO PRISON BUT EVEN SADDER THAN THAT , IT GAVE US A FALSE SENSE OF SECURITY , THE PERSON OR PEOPLE RESPONSIBLE ARE STILL OUT THEIR . SO PLEASE TAKE A MINUTE TO THINK LOOK BACK NO MATTER WHAT YOU THINK IS OR IS NOT IMPORTANT CAN BE. LETS PUT CLOSER ON THIS TERRIBLE DAY IN SEPTEMBER SO LONG AGO . SO KIM’ FAMILY CAN HAVE SOME REAL CLOSER AND PEACE. GOD BLESS THE SIMON FAMILY . RIP KIM , YOUR NOT NOR NEVER WILL BE FORGOTTEN.

  11. It still weighs heavy after all these years what happened to Kim. I remember after we all found out time froze and we were all in shock. I never got a chance to really get to know her, but I do remember her as always being a very personable. We had small conversations through Jr. high and High school, and I remember that day all too well. I remember that I was heading to practice right around the time they say this happened. I remember what the entire school atmosphere was like and how it changed a lot of things until we all graduated. I’m glad to see that we all want justice in this and that people are still working on this. I hope that we get to see the people responsible for this are finally, no matter where you are. To this day I still can’t listen to “Stairway to Heaven”.

  12. There were many lives ruined by the people responsible for Kim’s murder. It is unbelievable that after all this time, they remain free.

  13. Hey God bless the family I know how her. Family feels my grandson was murdered at 12 months old all the prayers love and sympathy go out to the family rip kim

  14. Kim was my High School sweetheart- she was intelligent,kind,loving & Beautifu… we planed a future together and enjoyed every moment together! Sept 18-85 change me forever! So I chose Stairway to HEAVEN to play her funeral! I PLEAD SOMEONE COME FORWARD WITH INFO! TO LET MY ANGEL & HER FAMILY GET CLOSURE!!!! SHE DESERVES UR TIME !!!

  15. No one remembers anything huh?????

  16. I never knew Kim personally but this case has definitely touched home with me. You just don’t think these things happen to someone who is supposed to graduate with you two years later. I pray that the killers will be brought to justice,if not in this world then in the next. I know that she is in a much better place in the loving arms of our Lord Jesus Christ. RIP Kim.

  17. Happy Birthday? Oh that’s right someone killed you, and all the little assholes out there are too chicken shit to say anything. They will get theirs. One recently did.

  18. She would have graduated 5 or so years after me, but the first time I saw her photo she had seemed so familiar. I was so affected because I was in West Germany with the U.S. Army at the time and I felt helpless because of the distance; I couldn’t help in the least.
    People talk; get things off their chest. It is cathartic to say something to someone and say “I feel bad… This one thing happened…” or “I heard someone say they did this thing.” The first little bird that sings gets the prize; The first person that talks about the Crime will get a deal with the D.A. and the others will get hemmed up. It is just a matter of time, everybody talks.

  19. KIM SIMON MAY THE LIGHT OF JUSTICE NEVER DIM

    On September 18,2020 marks the 35th anniversary of the tragic death of Kim Simon. As former Chief Investigator with the Oneida County District Attorney’s Office, and assigned to the task force re-investigating the death of Kim Simon. This editorial is directed to those who are directly responsible or have direct guilty knowledge of Kim’s death.
    Do the nightmares, thoughts and visions still come to you at night? Is it hard to tell a loved one what you are going through? Does the abusive amounts of alcohol and drugs help you deal with Kim’s screams and fighting back? Were you worried that at some point law enforcement would put you with the pick up truck that Kim was last seen in?
    How many times have you privately broken down over what happened that night? I know you have a conscience because the crime scene suggests that, and you wanted to open up to certain people and what you said to these people. Does the guilt trip still plague your conscience knowing your friendship with friends of Kim. How many times have you wanted to tell someone other than a family member , good friend or girlfriend about what happened that night? How hard is it to carry on a normal life or relationship knowing what you know? I have personally interviewed several people who you have told about that night.
    I retired in 2012 and I still think of Kim a lot and I’m just an investigator that took a second look into her death. I can’t imagine the overwhelming weight on your mind over what happened.
    Did you ever seriously think about a young teenager who spent nineteen years in State Prison for a crime you know he didn’t commit? Did you ever think about Mr. & Mrs. Simon or Kim’s brotherTodd, throughout the years and the gut wrenching void that they must have?
    You can continue to do what you have been doing for 35 years but what quality of life do you have and will the nightmares thoughts and visions stop? Certain people have died that you know, and they have gone to meet their maker, but you wake up every morning personally knowing of that horrible incident.
    The events of September 18,1985 have changed my life and I know it has changed yours, too.
    Believe me I’m done begging for information and I’m done apologizing to Kim at her gravesite. I know who you are and I know a lot about your life. I’m no longer Law Enforcement and I’m just a 63 yr old, father of two daughters, who wants to know what happened that night. Is there more to it than what people think.
    As a retired investigator and working on cold cases, I would have preferred that after the re-investigation that even though thorough, that we were unable to find a suspect or suspects. Knowing who you are and your involvement and not being able to do anything; haunts me to the core.

    After September 18th 2020 days will come and days will go, months will come and months will go and I can guarantee two things: I’m still going to know who is responsible for Kim’s death and you are still going to hear her screams. I can be contacted at Jim.r.helmer@gmail.com and http://www.rememberkimsimon.com

  20. From reading comments,Betty Smith seems to have particular knowledge..I hope the silent people repent .

  21. I did not know Kim at the time of her death, but I remember that time, I remember the announcement over the loud speaker at school during homeroom and the shock, fear, and sadness that filled all of our hearts.I remember paying my respects at her funeral and hearing “Stairway to Heaven”, that is Kim’s song I do not think one person can hear that song and not think of Kim and how beautiful and loved she was. To this day I still remember and think of her. I see the pain that still lingers in so many faces that I love and it hurts. I pray that someone will come forward and finally put an end to the unknowing to let her rest in peace.


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