FBI Releases 500 More Pages Of Documents Related To OJ Simpson

By Jason Hall

June 11, 2024

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The Federal Bureau of Investigation released 500 more pages of documents related to late Pro Football Hall of Famer O.J. Simpson, which largely focus on the murder investigation into the 1994 stabbing deaths of his ex-wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and Ronald Goldman on Tuesday (June 11), FOX News reports.

The new information includes details on investigators' analysis of several notable findings linked to the case including the bloody Bruno Magli shoe print found at the scene, clothes, hair samples and the Ford Bronco Simpson traveled in with friend Al Cowlings during his infamous police chase. The FBI had previously released 475 pages of documents largely focusing on the murder investigation last Friday (June 7).

Simpson was found "not guilty" for the deaths of Brown and Goldman in his highly publicized 1995 trial, despite being later unanimously found liable in a civil trial for the wrongful death of and battery against Goldman and battery against Brown two years later. The FBI publicly releases records maintained on individuals after they die, including Simpson, who died on April 10.

The vast majority of files released last Friday include evidence collection and testing, as well as the detailed lengths taken by investigators. The FBI also shared a memo to investigators addressing the publicity of the case.

"Due to the intense media interest in captioned matter, and the potential prejudicial impact that public dissemination could have on pending criminal proceedings, the following information should be handled on a strict need to know basis, and should not be disseminated outside the FBI," the memo states.

Simpson's 1995 murder trial and 2008 prison sentence for armed robbery and kidnapping have overshadowed a Hall of Fame football and acting post-retirement acting careers, which he has unsuccessfully attempted to restore though his social media presence, launching his X account just over a year after being released from jail on parole. Simpson was sentenced to 33 years in prison with the possibility of (granted) parole after nine years on charges of kidnapping and armed robbery.

Simpson's official cause of death was determined to be prostate cancer, his longtime attorney, Malcolm LaVergne revealed to TMZ Sports on April 26. LaVergne, the executor of Simpson's estate, said he received the former NFL MVP's death certificate and confirmed that the previously unspecified cancer diagnosis was of the prostate form. Simpson's family revealed his death in a statement shared on his X account on April 11.

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