LOS ANGELES – In a case of monumentally amazing timing, considering the country is once again mesmerized by the O.J. Simpson trial via “American Crime Story,” TMZ reports that a knife found at Simpson’s estate is being tested for hair, fingerprints and DNA.
Law enforcement sources tell the site that the knife was found years ago buried in the perimeter of Simpson’s former estate. The house was demolished in 1998, but reports vary as to when the knife was actually found by a construction worker.
Either way, said worker took the folding buck knife to an off-duty cop who was working security nearby and the officer took it home — and kept it until just a couple of months ago.
Reportedly, after the police officer retired from the LAPD, he told a friend at the Robbery Homicide Division in January 2015 that he was going to have the knife framed and put on his wall, and he wanted his friend to find out the departmental record number for the Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman murder case, which he planned to engrave on the frame.
The friend told his superiors and they demanded the cop turn the knife over, which he then did. The knife is now currently being tested for hair and fingerprints before being undergoing a DNA test.
Sources tell TMZ that cops who saw the knife think there could be blood on it, but it’s hard to tell because it’s extremely rusted.
The case is being kept top secret. It was reportedly logged into the LAPD’s computer system outside the official case file to avoid security leaks.
The case is still open with the LAPD, because no one was ever convicted of the crimes. However, if the knife is found to have Nicole Brown Simpson’s or Ronald Goldman’s DNA on it, that doesn’t mean a new trial for O.J. He was already found not guilty for the charges and retrying him would constitute double jeopardy.