LAPD Investigating Knife Allegedly Discovered On O.J. Simpson’s Estate

You can call the timing of this latest discovery tricky. TMZ broke the news that a knife allegedly discovered on OJ Simpson‘s property is being tested to see if it’s the murder weapon used to kill Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman in 1994.

According to reports, the knife was found during an undetermined time range from ‘several years ago’ to 1998″ on O.J.’s property by a construction worker. The worker then turned it over to a traffic cop. Once the cop retired he wanted to get the knife engraved with the property number from the case.

The officer did not turn the knife over to the LAPD until this past January. When asked why it took so long, the former officer – who requested to remain anonymous – said that he believed it was too late because the case was already closed.

The LAPD is currently investigating and will run forensics tests on the knife to see if they can find any blood, hair, or other DNA matching the victims. Even if something did turn up, with no clear chain of command, it would be hard to prove the story of how it was obtained. Plus, OJ can’t be retried for murder. The lack of a murder weapon was a primary factor in OJ’s 1995 acquittal.

OJ is currently serving a 33 year sentence in Lovelock, NV for an unrelated 2007 incident. He’ll be eligible for parole in 2017. Couple that with the fact that FX is currently airing An American Crime Story: The People vs. OJ Simpson – a 10 episode miniseries on the court case – and you have to think the timing of this is great for some.