Norman Afzal Simons

Station Strangler

  Active for 9 years
(1986-1994) in South Africa

1

CONFIRMED
VICTIMS

22

POSSIBLE
VICTIMS
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  4. General Information
  5. Characteristics
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  7. Cognitive Ability
  8. Incarceration
  9. Death
  10. 7 Timeline Events
  11. Serial Killers Active During Spree
  12. Boolean Statistical Questions
  13. 11 Books About Norman Afzal Simons
  14. 3 External References
  15. Internal References

Norman Afzal Simons a South African serial killer rapist and primary school teacher known as the Station Strangler. Simons was convicted of only one of twenty-two cases of murder and sodomy of young children near Cape Town, South Africa. Simons victims were all young boys aged between 9 and 13 from the Cape Malays community. He was employed as a teacher at Alpine Primary School in Beacon Valley, Mitchell's Plain. He converted to Islam in 1993, taking on the name Avzal, but converted back to Christianity in 1994. Simons was considered intelligent and spoke seven different languages.

Norman Afzal Simons Serial Killer Profile

Serial Killer Norman Afzal Simons (aka) Station Strangler, was active for 9 years between 1986-1994, known to have ( 1 confirmed / 22 possible ) victims. This Serial Killer was active in the following countries: South Africa

Norman Afzal Simons was born on January 12th 1967 in Cape Town, city in the Western Cape, South Africa. He had at least one older stepbrother, an alcoholic Rastafarian who was murdered in 1991, Norman was not involved. Norman Afzal Simons was sexually, physically, and psychologically abused at some point of his life.

Norman Afzal Simons a homosexual, pedophile male citizen of South Africa, with religious ties and/or beliefs connected with the Islam religion, organization or belief system. He completed 16 years of school, received a college degree. He never married. He had no children.

In 1986 (Age 18/19) Norman Afzal Simons started his killing spree, during his crimes as a serial killer he was known to strangle, rape, and murder his victims. At least one victim was tied, bound, or otherwise restrained during the crime. He positioned or posed at least one body after death. At the time of his crimes he was living with alone in Beacon Valley, Mitchell's Plain, South Africa, where he was known to work as a serial killer.

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Norman Afzal Simons has been listed on Killer.Cloud since November of 2016 and was last updated 2 years ago.

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Norman Afzal Simons
Serial Killer Profile:

Updated: 2019-02-15 Collected by Killer.Cloud
General Information
Name: Norman Afzal Simons
Nickname: Station Strangler
Victims: 1 - 22
Years Active: 1986 - 1994
Ages Active: 18/19 - 26/27
Active Countries: South Africa
Convicted Of: murder
Life Span: 1967 -     
Characteristics
Gender: Male
Citizenship: South Africa
Sexual Preference: homosexual, pedophile
Religious Affiliation: Islam
Astrological Sign: Capricorn
Dec 22 - Jan 20
Birth Month: January
Marital Status: never married
Children: no children
Living With: alone in Beacon Valley, Mitchell's Plain, South Africa
Occupation: serial killer
Childhood Information
D.O.B.: Jan 12, 1967
Given Name: Norman
Birth Location: Cape Town, city in the Western Cape, South Africa
Birth Order: N/A
Siblings: at least one older stepbrother, an alcoholic Rastafarian who was murdered in 1991, Norman was not involved
Raised By: N/A
Birth Category: N/A
Mother: N/A
Father: N/A

Cognitive Ability
IQ: N/A
Highest School: 16 years of school
Highest Degree: college degree

Incarceration
Arrested: N/A
Convicted: N/A
Sentence: life imprisonment
Prison Location: Drakenstein Maximum Correctional Facility in Paarl, Western Cape province of South Africa
Executed: N/A
Previous Crimes: FALSE
Previous Jail: FALSE
Previous Prison: FALSE

Death Information
Death Date: N/A
Cause of Death: N/A
Death Location: N/A
Killed In Prison: N/A
Suicide: N/A
7 Timeline Events of Serial Killer
Norman Afzal Simons

The 7 dates listed below represent a timeline of the life and crimes of serial killer Norman Afzal Simons. A complete collection of serial killer events can be found on our Serial Killer Timeline.

Date Event Description
Jan 12 1967Norman Afzal Simons was born in Cape Town, city in the Western Cape, South Africa.  #19670112
1986
(Age 18/19)
Norman Afzal Simons started his serial killing spree. #1986
Jan 12 1987
(Age 20)
20th Birthday
1994
(Age 26/27)
Norman Afzal Simons ended his serial killing spree. #1994
Jan 12 1997
(Age 30)
30th Birthday
Jan 12 2007
(Age 40)
40th Birthday
Jan 12 2017
(Age 50)
50th Birthday
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Boolean Questions:
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Question
Killer
Answer
Total
Answered
physically abused TRUE 231
psychologically abused TRUE 224
sexually abused TRUE 226
rape TRUE 453
bound TRUE 406
strangle TRUE 443
posed body TRUE 365
living with children FALSE 268
father drug abuse FALSE 192
mother drug abuse FALSE 195
problems in school FALSE 221
teased in school FALSE 218
physically defect FALSE 300
speach defect FALSE 300
head injury FALSE 299
drug abuse FALSE 226
alcohol abuse FALSE 226
psychologist FALSE 258
forensic hospital FALSE 257
previous crimes FALSE 367
previous jail FALSE 352
previous prision FALSE 336
previous killed FALSE 208
kill at killers home FALSE 320
kill at victims home FALSE 323
used weapon FALSE 453
used gun FALSE 451
torture FALSE 426
stalk FALSE 418
blindfold FALSE 363
sex with body FALSE 430
mutilated FALSE 447
ate part of body FALSE 451
drank blood FALSE 442
totem body part FALSE 365
totem personal item FALSE 354
robbed FALSE 418


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Norman Avzal Simons (born 12 January 1967), also known as the "Station Strangler", is a South African rapist and serial killer who was convicted in 1995 on one count of murder and one count of kidnapping Elroy van Rooy, age 10. He was sentenced to 35 years (25 for murder and 10 for kidnapping) in prison.

Wikipedia
External References
  1. Q7051899 on www.wikidata.org, Retrieved on Oct 28, 2018.
  2. Norman Afzal Simons on en.wikipedia.org, Retrieved on Oct 28, 2018.
  3. Juan Ignacio Blanco, Norman Afzal SIMONS on murderpedia.org, Retrieved on Oct 28, 2018.
Internal References

Norman Afzal Simons is included in the following pages on Killer.Cloud the Serial Killer Database

  1. #20 of 20[ Page 2 ] of Serial Killers active in South Africa
  2. #55 of 55[ Page 4 ] of Capricorn Serial Killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  3. #56 of 56[ Page 4 ] of Serial Killers with birthdays in January
  4. #181 of 651[ Page 13 ] of serial killers sorted by Profile Completeness
  5. #183 of 651[ Page 13 ] of serial killers sorted by Years Active
  6. #250 of 250[ Page 17 ] of Serial Killer Stranglers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  7. #307 of 307[ Page 21 ] of Serial Killer Rapist sorted by Confirmed Victims
  8. #547 of 651[ Page 37 ] of the A-Z List of Serial Killers
  9. #651 of 651[ Page 44 ] of serial killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
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