New York State Crime Stoppers Seeks Donations to Help Solve Teenagers Rape and Murder

New York State Crime Stoppers Director Robert Keller announced today that the organization is seeking donations to facilitate their offering of a sizable reward to assist the Oneida County District Attorneys Office in solving the 1985 rape and murder of 16-year-old Kimberly Simon.

On the early evening of September 18, 1985, 16-year-old Kimberly Simon left her home to meet a girl-friend. She never arrived and never returned home. Every parents worst nightmare was about to unfold at the Simon Household. The following day,  at approximately 12:30 pm on September 19, 1985, after an extensive search, Kimberly Simon’s partially clothed, beaten, sexually assaulted and deceased body was found by a Sheriff’s Deputy and his canine partner in a dense and wooded area in Whitesboro, a small town within the jurisdiction of Oneida County New York, less than 1-mile from her home.

Kimberly Simon’s parents have gone through years of pain and anguish waiting for justice and some closure regarding the death of their precious daughter. NYS Crime Stoppers Director, Robert Keller said, “We are seeking donations so we can offer as large a reward as possible to help Oneida County District Attorney’s Investigators find the person or persons responsible for this horrid crime and give Kimberly Simon’s parents the closure they have been waiting for and the justice Kimberly deserves”.

We must send a message to those who victimize our children. Their behavior will not be tolerated and we will not stop seeking justice until they are held accountable for their crimes, regardless of how long it takes.

Those who are serious about making a difference in this case and those who are willing to join us in sending a message to the criminals who would victimize our precious children can mail their donation marked Kim Simon Homicide to the Address in our Contact section in the upper right portion of our Website. Anyone with questions should contact Stoppers’ Director, Robert Keller asap via email at

New York State Crime Stoppers is very interested in seeing that the person(s) responsible for this horrid crime are held accountable. “Violence committed against the most vulnerable in our society, our children, can not be tolerated. We are hoping the public will take an active role and support our efforts with as generous a donation as possible so we can help bring this case to a close”, Keller stated.

The Kimberly Simon case aired last year on America’s Most wanted. Further details and interviews regarding this case can be found at their Website