Knife Found on O.J. Simpson’s Former Estate Being Tested by LAPD

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Los Angeles police are currently investigating a knife that was discovered years ago on O.J. Simpson’s former estate, Variety has confirmed.

The Robbery-Homicide Division is testing the buck knife to determine whether it has any connection with the 1994 murders of Simpson’s ex-wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and her friend Ron Goldman. Simpson was acquitted of the stabbings in 1995 after a trial — dubbed the “trial of the century” — that lasted more than eight months.

A construction worker demolishing Simpson’s Rockingham residence allegedly turned over the knife years ago to an LAPD traffic cop who was working as a security guard on a movie set (who may have been retired at the time). However, detectives reportedly only learned of the knife’s existence in the last month when the retired officer revealed that it had been in his possession all along. A detective informed superiors, who launched an investigation into where the weapon came from. TMZ first reported the news.

“We still don’t know if that’s an accurate account,” Capt. Andrew Neiman said Friday at a press conference at LAPD headquarters.

The LAPD is currently determining if the knife is actually a piece of evidence. The weapon has been submitted to a lab to test for serology, DNA and hair samples.

Neiman, who couldn’t describe the knife, said the department doesn’t know yet if the story behind the knife is “bogus from the get-go.” It could be a “facsimile or made-up story,” he said, encouraging the person who made the initial discovery to contact authorities.

The weapon used in the killings has been a mystery for two decades. Even if the knife yields DNA evidence that can be linked to Simpson, he cannot be retried due to double jeopardy. Simpson is now serving a 33-year prison sentence in Nevada after being charged in 2008 with armed robbery and kidnapping.

The former football star is the subject of the hit FX miniseries “People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story,” which follows his murder trial from the perspective of the lawyers involved. Cuba Gooding, Jr. plays Simpson on the show.

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  2. HPR says:

    Jesus, the guy wrote in a note “Please think of the real O.J. and not this lost person.” If ever there was a CONFESSION that was it. This trial is the OUTRAGE of the century.

  3. Bill says:

    Doubt there are many who consider him to be innocent by this point in time and he can’t be prosecuted again, but it sure would be satisfying if they conclusively connected this to him.

  4. TheBigBangof20thCenturyPopCulture says:

    Wait, I thought it was Mr. Plum in the Study with the Candlestick?

  5. Silverfox says:

    My question is was the LAPD Officer that was given the once supposed knife found on the grounds a Black Officer ? Anytime an Officer in any jurisdiction in this country is notified and given possible evidence in a past closed, open, or cold case file, he or she will always turn the property over to Investigators. IMO this Officer was apparently either African American, a relative, close friend of OJ, or just plain ignored their training. Alot folks also simply believe this is just a ploy to further enhance & continue the purported ratings on a Fox channel. Watched the show once and turned it off within 15 minutes.

    • Crickets says:

      GTFOH the cop must be black? You’re ignorance and racism is showing. Because only black people hide evidence. I guess you don’t watch Discovery ID. White folks are clever. But you’re an idiot to even suggest the person must be black. They haven’t and said they won’t release the cops name for now.

  6. LOL. Nothing wrong with that chain of custody.

  7. czmonki says:

    How convenient – he kept the knife so the police could find it…and the Variety could write an article about it. Nice

    • Mr Furious says:

      I read it was buried and a construction worker found it when they demolished the house, so it’s not like he left it out on the counter or something. Also, supposedly, the construction worker gave it to a cop and the cop didn’t turn it in. He kept it as a souvenir and when he retired he asked another cop to find the case number to the murders because he wanted to put it on the frame he was going to put the knife in but the other cop told his superiors instead.

    • Ter says:

      Let me guess, you are one of those highly educated people who believe OJ was innocent. Nice.

      • Dre says:

        To be fair, Big D- ‘taking back your own memorabilia’ isn’t exactly accurate. In a bit of twisted irony, the memorabilia OJ was taking back he was doing so to avoid it being accounted-for by the county and held against him as assets that he would then have to forfeit to the Brown family due to the civil case against him following the murders- which he actually lost.

        I don’t disagree something smells fishy- but I find it both sad and sort of gut-wrenchingly evil that even after the murders, even after being acquitted, even after being found guilty of wrongful death and forced to pay money, and even after never actually PAYING any of that money to begin with, anyway- OJ had the gall to try and ‘steal back’ some of his things that would have, otherwise, inevitably sold at-auction as assets and the proceeds gone to pay down his civil case with the Browns.

        It’s not enough to have murdered them. He didn’t want them to get a cent. Couldn’t let it go. That’s what makes the intent so heinous and his conviction so extreme. The severe, punitive, malicious intent, I’d say.

      • Big D says:

        Actually, I’m one of those highly educated black people that thought ge was guilty to begin with. But thw LAPD screwed up the case SO BADLY that OJ got away with it.

        I also believe that because he got away with murder, he was framed in the “armed robbery” case. 33 years for taking back your own memorabilia?? GTFOH!!
        And now they find a bucknife..22 years later??? This stinks worse than the last Donald Drumpf press conference/Hitler youth rally!

      • Crickets says:

        And let me guess you’re one of those people who was there and knows he did it, right? Kill the sarcasm. All of this is suspect. A cop would keep it and now they find it. Where is that racist Mark Furman? Regardless he can’t be tried again. The end.

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