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Denise Brown still fighting in honor of sister Nicole

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SAN DIEGO (CBS 8) - It's been nearly 17 years since Nicole Brown Simpson was murdered, and her sister is still working to keep her memory alive.

Denise Brown was in San Diego Wednesday, speaking about the ongoing problem of domestic violence.

It wasn't until after Nicole Brown Simpson's murder that her own family realized Nicole was the victim of domestic violence.

"There will never be a day that goes by that I don't miss her," Denise said.

She says the signs were there, but she just didn't realize it at the time.

"I sit there and go wow, the verbal, the emotional, the intimidation, the manipulation -- you see all those things," Denise said.

Since Nicole's death in 1994, Denise has dedicated her life to helping other women and children, making sure they know help is available, which brings us to why she was in San Diego Wednesday. She was the keynote speaker for the YWCA's "In the Company of Women" luncheon. The YWCA has the county's largest inventory of domestic violence beds.

Marisa Lona spent two years rebuilding her life after domestic violence in the YWCA'S Becky's House. She appreciates Denise Brown's diligence to keep domestic violence in the spotlight.

"When people are getting murdered and hurt and abused every day and children are seeing that, it's very terrible," Marisa said.

Nicole and OJ Simpson had two children. Denise says she keeps in contact with them and offered an update.

"Sydney graduated from BU, which is wonderful, and Justin's still at Florida State, so they're doing good," Denise said.

And on the topic of OJ, Denise makes it clear she's not going to say much, but is glad he's behind bars.

"He's gone. He's not going to pop up anywhere, nothing stupid is going to be done," she said.

And with OJ out of the way, there are no distractions in her push to keep Nicole's memory alive.

"What happened was the most horrific thing and I never wish it upon anybody," she said.

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