A storekeeper located by the O.J. Simpson defense says a mystery man escorted Nicole Brown Simpson to an ice cream parlor the evening she was slashed to death. A cup of ice cream, still partially frozen, was reportedly found near the murder scene.
The man was about 6-foot-1, in his late 20s, and wore a suit and tie, according to 21-year-old Bill Chang, manager of a Ben & Jerry's ice cream parlor less than a mile from Nicole Simpson's Brentwood condominium.Chang said the man who came into the shop with Nicole Simpson and her children did not resemble photographs of Ronald Goldman, whose body was found near Nicole Simpson's outside her condo early June 13. O.J. Simpson has pleaded not guilty in the slaying of his ex-wife and her friend.
"The only reason I remember her was, I saw there was a white couple with black children," Chang said Sunday. "That caught my eye."
A cup of ice cream - much of it still frozen - was found near the bodies shortly after midnight, Newsweek magazine reported in its Aug. 15 issue.
The magazine quoted unidentified defense sources as saying that the partially melted ice cream suggests that Nicole Simpson and Goldman were alive after 11 p.m., since the dessert would have melted fairly quickly in the 60-degree air.
Chang said he has spoken with the Simpson team, which apparently tracked him down through an ice cream cup found near the bodies, but has not spoken with police or prosecutors.