Nicole Brown Simpson (May 19, 1959 – June 12, 1994) was the German-American ex-wife of retired professional football player and actor O. J. Simpson and the mother of their two children, Sydney and Justin. She was found murdered at her home in Brentwood, Los Angeles on June 13, 1994, along with 25-year-old American restaurant waiter Ron Goldman. Simpson was acquitted of her murder, but later found liable for the deaths in a civil trial.
She is also known as Nicole Brown.
Brown lived at 875 South Bundy Drive, in Brentwood, Los Angeles, California, with her two children. Early on the morning of June 13, 1994, Brown, aged 35, was found killed outside her home along with restaurant waiter Ron Goldman, lying in the fetal position in a pool of blood.
An autopsy determined that Brown had been stabbed seven times in the neck and scalp, and had a 5.5 inches (140 mm)-long gash across her throat, which had severed both her left and right carotid arteries and breached her right and left jugular veins. The wound on Brown's neck was so severe it had penetrated a depth of .75 inches (19 mm) into her cervical vertebrae, nearly decapitating her. She also had defensive wounds on her hands.
Brown's ex-husband, Simpson was arrested and prosecuted for her murder, but he was found not guilty in a controversial criminal trial that received international publicity. He was later found liable for the deaths in a civil suit brought by the two victims' families.