L.A. Police Are Testing A Knife Found At O.J. Simpson’s House Long Ago That A Cop Never Admitted Into Evidence
UPDATE: From NBC:
Los Angeles police confirmed Friday morning that a knife was found on the former Brentwood property of O.J. Simpson.
LAPD Capt. Andrew Neiman told NBC4 Friday morning that police are investigating the report. Police later confirmed a knife was found on the property, but did not provide other information on the discovery or confirm any other details in the TMZ report.
Well, here’s your Friday morning bombshell, courtesy of TMZ.
Back in 1998, four years after the murders of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman, the new owner of O.J. Simpson’s Rockingham estate tore the house to the ground.
“It’s not my house, and I could care less,” he told the Los Angeles Times.
During that demolition, or several years later, depending, a construction worker allegedly came across a folding knife buried on the property.
We’re told a construction worker found the knife years ago — we have heard several different stories, ranging from “several years ago” to 1998, when the house was demolished.
The weapon is a folding buck knife.
The construction worker took the knife right to a cop, who was working in the area. The cop was off duty, providing security for a film.
That cop supposedly went and did nothing with potential evidence from the biggest murder trail of the American Century.
Our sources say the officer took the knife home and kept it … kept it for years.
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.
The cop he asked was slightly more sane than him, and immediately told his superiors.
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.
A buck knife is slightly different than the alleged murder weapon, a 12-inch stiletto that has never been found.
Having been found not guilty, O.J. can’t be tried again for the murders. Although I can’t imagine that constitutional right would stop some enterprising DA from doing something if this indeed turns out to be the real deal.
It would also help if the person who possibly hid the murder weapon wasn’t dead.