The knife that was reportedly found at O.J. Simpson’s former estate does not appear to be connected to the murders of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman, a law enforcement official told the Associated Press.
It will likely be three weeks before official results are revealed, but sources within the Los Angeles Police Department have expressed doubt that the knife is a match to the murder weapon used in the grisly 1994 crime.
The knife that was discovered is believed to be too small to make the deep wounds suffered by Simpson’s ex-wife and Goldman.
A construction worker is said to have found the knife buried at OJ’s Rockingham residence in Brentwood, California, several years ago. He subsequently turned it over to an off-duty police officer who happened to be nearby, but rather than handing it in, the officer kept it.
The officer, since retired, planned to frame the knife and reached out to a friend at the LAPD for the case number of the Simpson-Goldman murder investigation because he wanted to have it engraved on the frame. His friend alerted higher-ranking LAPD officers, who demanded the knife be turned over as evidence.
Simpson was tried and acquitted of the double homicide in 1995. His case has returned to the public eye this year in the wake of the FX miniseries “The People vs. O.J. Simpson.”