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Newsweek: O.J. Had Fake Beard, Mustache in Getaway Bronco With AM-Simpson-Defense DNA

August 28, 1994

LOS ANGELES (AP) _ A fake beard that O.J. Simpson bought a few weeks before his ex-wife’s murder was found in the Ford Bronco driven by friend Al ″A.C.″ Cowlings in the nationally televised slow-speed chase, Newsweek reported.

Police searching the Bronco on June 18, the day after the chase and Simpson’s arrest, found the theatrical beard and mustache, Newsweek reported in its Sept. 5 issue, which hit newstands Monday.

Members of Simpson’s defense team told Newsweek that Simpson had planned to take his children to Disneyland and had wanted to use the disguise to escape recognition.

Simpson ordered the beard and mustache over the phone from Cinema Secrets in Burbank, sources have told The Associated Press. The order was picked up by a woman employed by Simpson, and police have confiscated a receipt for the purchase, sources said.

Simpson is accused of murder in the June 12 stabbing deaths of Nicole Brown Simpson, 35, and her friend, Ronald Goldman, 25. He has pleaded innocent, and trial is set to begin Sept. 19.