The discovery of an old, buried knife supposedly found on the property of O.J. Simpson’s former Brentwood home years ago raised new questions Friday about a two-decade-old murder case that continues to keep the public riveted and may link the acquitted Heisman Trophy victor to the deaths of his ex-wife and her friend.
Police learned within the last month that a now retired Los Angeles police officer received the item from a construction worker who found it, possibly when Simpson’s former mansion in Brentwood was being demolished in 1998 by new owners, Capt. Andy Neiman said.
It wasn’t until he retired from the force he told a friend in the LAPD’s Robbery Homicide Division he planned to have it framed and mounted on the wall did the knife’s existence emerge.
At a press conference, an LAPD representative confirmed that the knife has been submitted to a lab to be examined “for all forensics”, and that the investigation is “ongoing as we speak”.
Well, now we are learning that the knife in question was absolutely capable of inflicting ‘mortal wounds, ‘ according to the medical examiner who was tasked with investigating the wounds on victims Ron Goldman and Nicole Brown Simpson!
The discovery of the knife also comes just as the FX miniseries “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story“, is close to wrapping up.
“‘Hey look, I found this knife on what I think is O.J. Simpson’s property”. The weapon used in the stabbing deaths, described as a long, serrated knife, was not found.
LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Police Department is testing a knife that could be linked to the O.J. Simpson murder case, according to a report. It was turned over to a now-retired motorcycle police officer who was working as a security guard at a filming location, police said.
“I was dumbfounded by the media frenzy that follows what i think is a very ridiculous story”, attorney Carl Douglas said.
Police do not know the identity of the alleged construction worker who found the knife, Neiman said, and the authorities ask that he come forward.
Furthermore, Dr. Golden told TMZ that to do such damage, a buck knife must be “heavy”.
Simpson was acquitted from the murders of his ex-wife and Goldman in 1995. Pepperdine University School of Law Professor Roger Cossack told The Washington Post that “Double jeopardy applies… and will always apply even if they were able to determine the knife was the murder weapon”. He wanted to get the department record number for the Simpson/Goldman case.
The case is not considered closed until there is a conviction, he said.
The knife buried on O.J. Simpson’s former Rockingham estate may hold lots of secrets, but unlocking them may be next to impossible. with one glimmer of hope.
Douglas told ET that despite the new findings, he doesn’t think Simpson – who is now serving a 33-year sentence in a Nevada state prison after he was arrested in connection with a robbery in September 2007 – should worry. “We never found it”, Weber said.