In another twist in the O.J. Simpson saga, the LAPD are now investigating a knife that was reportedly found buried near the property once owned by the former football star.
A construction worker was the one who found the knife in question years ago. He walked off site and handed it to an off-duty officer who for some unknown reason kept it for years. Here is how authoraties finally managed to get the weapon:
In late January of this year, after the cop retired from the LAPD, he contacted a friend who worked in LAPD’s Robbery Homicide Division (RHD). The cop told the friend about the knife and said he was getting it framed to put on his wall. He wanted his friend to get the DR (Departmental Record) number for the Nicole Brown Simpson/Ronald Goldman murder case, which he planned on engraving in the frame.
We’re told the friend was indignant, and told his superiors. The brass was outraged and demanded that the retired cop turn the knife over, which he did.
Our sources say the knife is currently being tested for hair and fingerprints. It will be moved to the Serology Unit next week, where it will be tested for DNA and other biological evidence.
One person told TMZ that officers who saw the knife think it possibly has blood residue on it, though it is quite rusted. The investigation is top secret. It’s been logged into the LAPD’s computer system outside the official case file to maintain security.
Police can continue investigating as this is still an open case, but since O.J. was found not guilty of the murders back in 1995 he cannot be prosecuted again, double-jeopardy.
O.J. Simpson is currently serving a 33-year sentence for kidnapping and armed robbery.