Murdered October 30th 1999

On 30 October 1999, Amanda was taken to Prince George Regional Hospital with massive head and abdominal injuries. She was brought to the hospital by her mother and stepfather, Terry Walton and Ronald Rory Polson. She died three days later in BC Children’s Hospital.

During a coroner’s inquest into the case, three different medical experts testified that Amanda’s injuries were not consistent with Ron Polson’s version of events that Amanda fell. Dr. Margaret Colbourne of B.C. Children’s Hospital, who examined the girl before she died, told the inquest that Amanda’s head injuries were similar to those that would be suffered in a fall from a Three-Storey building. Dr Colbourne said: “This wasn’t an accident. She was beaten to death.” In the doctor’s opinion, Amanda had been “battered, shaken, struck, punched, kicked, stomped, and perhaps thrown.” The inquest ruled Amanda’s cause of death as a homicide.

Between 1991 and 1999 the B.C. Ministry of Social Services had received 22 child-protection complaints about Amanda’s family. Only after Amanda’s death was custody of her three sisters handed over to the ministry

Anyone who may have information that might help is asked to contact the Prince George RCMP at 250-561-3300 or anonymously contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or online at

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Amanda Simpson, Mysterious Death in British Columbia in 1999. | Justice for Native People (

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