Twenty-five years after the murders of Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ronald Goldman, Inside Edition was there as Nicole’s sister, Tanya Brown, visited her California grave.
The tears still flow, even after all this time.
“I love you, Nic,” Tanya emotionally said.
“She's gone now for 25 years and this year I miss her so much,” she said. “I just want her to know that she was so great.”
Nicole and Goldman were murdered exactly 25 years ago Wednesday. Their bodies were found outside her Brentwood townhouse.
Suspicion quickly fell on former football great O.J. Simpson, Nicole's ex-husband.
On June 17, 1994, as the net closed around him, Simpson took off in a white Ford Bronco with his buddy Al Cowlings at the wheel, leading police on an unforgettable low-speed chase on the Los Angeles freeway. He was arrested and taken into custody that night.
Simpson was acquitted of the murders in October 1995, to the consternation of some. He was later found responsible for their deaths in a civil lawsuit brought by both families.
For his part, Simpson tried to stay out of the spotlight following the trial but was unsuccessful. In December 2008, Simpson was sentenced to 33 years in prison for his role in a sports memorabilia heist in Las Vegas.
Every appearance in court led to headlines. His hair was grayer now. He had gained 50 pounds. Sometimes his arthritis made it difficult to walk even a few steps.
Simpson was released from prison in October 2017 after serving nine years.
The fallen football icon is currently living in Las Vegas.