A blood-stained knife that was found buried on OJ Simpson’s estate has been turned over to the LAPD.
A construction worker who reportedly found the knife told police he stumbled upon it while Simpson’s Brentwood home was being demolished in the late 90’s, but he couldn’t remember the exact date.
The knife was buried on the perimeter of the property and there’s some evidence, sources told TMZ, there might be blood on it– but the knife is so rusted out police don’t know for sure.
So, they’re having organic testing done- to check for hair or fingerprints on the folding buck knife and will send it to the Serology Unit next week, for further DNA testing.
According to TMZ, in January of this year, a retired cop form LAPD told a friend in the Robbery Homicide Division about the knife and said he was getting it framed to put on his wall.
That retired cop had apparently waited all this time to tell someone about the knife. It was given to him by that construction worker while he was off-duty “working security for a movie shoot at a house across the street (from OJ’s estate) on Rockingham.” The cop took the knife home and kept it for years, TMZ reports.
Even if OJ’s blood is found on the knife, along with Nicole’s or Ron Goldman’s, he still cannot be prosecuted again, because of double-jeopardy laws.
Police are viewing this as an open case, however, and this could be significant if they find someone’s fingerprints on the knife, and someone buried the knife after the murders.
This wouldn’t be first time a knife was found, according to TMZ… A few weeks after the murders, a different knife was found on the adjoining property, but it turned out not to be the murder weapon.
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