THE search for a missing Royal Navy sailor thought to have been murdered has sparked huge public interest – leading to calls from the public.
Police have pursued lines of enquiry in both Britain and in Gibraltar as they search Trafalgar Cemetery for the Simon’s remains.
Press in Gibraltar have reported officers have been working on a raised tomb in the cemetery.
As reported, homicide detectives launched the search on Monday – nearly 33 years after Simon vanished at the age of 18 in December 1986.
They suspect radio operator Simon was murdered.
He was serving aboard HMS Illustrious at the time. Police investigated his disappearance in 2001 when Allan Grismon, 60, was convicted of two horrific murders in Portsmouth.
Grimson had been a shipmate on board the aircraft carrier when she put in at Gibraltar.
Detective Inspector Roger Wood told The News: ‘Our investigations out here in Gibraltar are continuing as planned and has generated significant interest from the public both at home in the UK and here in Gibraltar.
‘This has led to a number of calls into us which has given us lines of enquiry to follow-up in the UK and Gibraltar.
‘We really appreciate such a response because the more people who know about what we are doing, the more likely someone, somewhere will come forward with that key piece of information we have been looking for to help bring Simon home.’