I covered the murders of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman from the beginning. The morning of Monday, June 13, 1994, as word of the murders broke, I was sent to cover the crime scene on Bundy Drive for the local Fox station. The amount of blood on the sidewalk was stunning. Four days later, on Friday, June 17th, I was working the night shift. Camerawoman Patti Ballaz and I were sent to find O.J.'s girlfriend, Paula Barbieri, when we heard on the scanner that Simpson had gone missing. Patti and I were told to head to the cemetery in Orange County where Nicole had just been buried, as authorities thought Simpson might be there contemplating suicide.
Then we heard on the scanners that police had spotted a white Bronco. Simpson's old friend from USC, Al Cowlings, was driving, and O.J. was slumped down in the back seat. Patti and I pulled over and switched seats so I could drive and she could shoot. We drove toward the location of the Bronco, then turned around and got behind the legion of police cars following it. It was perhaps the most surreal thing I've ever seen in Los Angeles: Driving up the emergency lane on the left side of the northbound 405 freeway, Patti and her camera hanging out the side, O.J.'s Bronco a quarter mile ahead, and people sitting on the freeway median during rush hour traffic watching the show go by. One banner hung from an overpass saying, "Run, OJ, run."
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You know the story from there. It was a story so big that local newscasts could lead with it every night. Don't know what to lead with on a slow news day? Lead with O.J.