I have searches for Simon Peter Nelson or Ann Nelson at least 5 times a week from this blog, from all over the world. I wonder who is looking for that information. The murders of their six kids (one of whom I knew very slightly from the rink) and devastating toll it had on Ann (the children’s mother and my skating instructor) did a lot of damage to those who knew the family… I can only imagine what Ann’s life has been like since then. I know I’ll never forget January 7, 1978, and how I found out. I still have a photo of Ann and myself on my dresser…
If anyone cares to leave a message about why you’re searching for this information, I’d be very interested…. and Ann, if you’re out there, know that you are thought of often, with fondness and memories of your compassion.
Edit: I found out about a year or so ago that Ann died in about 2014. She had over 30 years of being loved by her husband. I was glad to find out that she was with someone who was a safe place to land during hard days. May she rest in peace.
Killer Simon ironically died on Father’s Day 2017.