A new documentary that aired Wednesday night claimed a convicted serial killer named Glen Rogers who used to live in North Hollywood and Van Nuys was responsible for the notorious 1994 killings of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman.
Former football and film star O.J. Simpson was put on trial in 1995 and found not guilty for the Brentwood homicides in a case that garnered media attention from around the world.
The Investigation Discovery show, My Brother the Serial Killer, did not offer any direct physical evidence linking Rogers to the crime scene, but it aired interviews with multiple witnesses, including his brother and sister, who claimed Rogers told them before the killings that he knew Nicole Simpson, had partied with her on several occasions and was doing work for her at her home. Several witnesses also said Rogers had hinted to them that he was responsible for the killings, and one criminal profiler claimed Rogers had confessed the killings to him.
The documentary provided work stubs showing Rogers was working for a Van Nuys construction company at the time of the killings and living in North Hollywood in the 91601 area code, but it did not offer any direct proof that Rogers knew the Simpsons or had been to Nicole's home at 875 S. Bundy Dr. in Brentwood, the scene of the killings.
Rogers was a drifter who has been convicted of five murders, including one in Los Angeles. Sandra Gallagher was killed by Rogers in Van Nuys in 1995. He once claimed to have killed at least 70 people, according to the documentary. Several of his female victims had their throats slashed, as did Nicole Simpson.
Criminal profiler Anthony Meoli, who exchanged dozens of letters with Glen Rogers, claimed Rogers confessed to the Simpson/Goldman killings and gave him details.
The documentary did not attempt to exonerate O.J. Simpson for the homicides. Meoli claimed Rogers had told him Simpson had hired Rogers to steal a pair of $20,000 earrings from his ex-wife and that it led to the killings as Simpson was in his Bronco up the street. The doc also claims that Simpson had told Rogers, "You may have to kill the b----," and after the killings stepped into the scene of the crime to examine the bodies, leaving bloody footprints that were central pieces of evidence in Simpson's murder trial. Prosecutors matched a shoe print taken from the scene to the sole of a rare Italian shoe they tried to prove O.J. Simpson owned.
The documentary has so far been met with skepticism by the Los Angeles Police Department.
"The LAPD is quite confident that we know who killed Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman. We have no reason to believe that Mr. Rogers was involved," Commander Andrew Smith told CNN. "Nevertheless, in the interest of being thorough in this case, our robbery homicide detectives will investigate his claims."