Stolen OJ Simpson Heisman Trophy found after 20 years

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Wednesday, January 7, 2015
O.J. Simpson is seen in an undated file photo.
O.J. Simpson is seen in an undated file photo.

LOS ANGELES, CA -- The stolen Heisman Trophy honoring O.J. Simpson has been found after it had been missing for more than 20 years.

On Dec. 16, 2014, detectives assigned to the Los Angeles Police Department's art theft detail recovered the trophy. The trophy, along with a jersey worn by Simpson, were on display in the lobby of Heritage Hall at the University of Southern California.

The item was stolen during a burglary on the USC campus on July 28, 1994. A custodian working on campus reported the crime.

The trophy recovered is a duplicate given to USC, not the original trophy awarded to Simpson. The duplicate is in police custody and the investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information on the burglary, or the whereabouts of the jersey, is asked to contact the LAPD art theft detail at (213) 486-6940. Those wishing to remain anonymous can contact "Crime Stoppers" at (800) 222-8477. Tipsters may also text "LAPD" and information to 274637.

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