UPDATE, March 10, 2016:
An official close to the investigation into the knife allegedly found at O.J. Simpson’s former estate reportedly said the knife, according to CBS News, “likely isn’t connected to the killings of his ex-wife and her friend, but it will take at least three weeks to know for sure.”
The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, told the Associated Press that it’s doubtful that the knife found was involved in the deaths of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman.
The knife that was uncovered on Simpson’s property is, according to the official, reportedly “too small” to induce the kinds of injuries the victims suffered. They also reportedly said it looked like a common gardening knife that workers on the property might have used to do yard maintenance.
According to CBS, Police Capt. Andy Neiman said that while his department is still examining the knife for DNA and other evidence, they do not anticipate getting results back for “at least three weeks.”
A reporter for The New York Post’s Page Six — a gossip column — writes that O.J. “thinks it’s a total joke” and “is laughing about it,” according to a retired prison guard who reportedly befriended Simpson at Nevada’s Lovelock Correctional Center. That guard claims Simpson said, “If the knife is rusted, I can’t be busted” — but again, this comes from a gossip column and is not possible to verify.
It’s been more than 20 years since Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman were found stabbed to death at Nicole’s home in Brentwood, California, and within that time, the murder weapon was never recovered.
Los Angeles police have reportedly opened a “top secret investigation” into a knife that was allegedly found buried on the grounds of OJ Simpson‘s estate sometime after 1998. A construction worker originally unearthed the knife and then handed it over to an off-duty traffic cop working security at a movie shoot across the street from the property. But instead of turning the knife over to investigators, the officer reportedly took the knife home as a keepsake.
This cop was allegedly aware that Simpson had been tried and acquitted in the murders a few years earlier, yet he reportedly kept a knife found buried in the ground on Simpson’s property despite the fact that it could very well be new evidence.
The only reason the LAPD has the knife now is because that same cop, who recently retired, asked a buddy in the department to look up the case number for the 1994 murders. Why? Because he wanted to get it engraved on the frame of the special display box he was using to hold this potentially tragic treasure.
His friend on the force reported the knife’s existence to his superiors. Investigators confiscated the knife and it’s been sent to the lab to be tested for DNA, hair and fingerprints. According to the New York Daily News, “cops who saw the rusted knife believe it could have blood on it, but it’s impossible to say for sure before the test results come back.”
OJ Simpson is currently serving a 33-year prison sentence in a Nevada correctional facility after being found guilty of armed robbery and kidnapping in a 2007 Las Vegas hotel incident.
SOURCE: NY Daily News