The O.J. Simpson murder trial is already two decades old, but it may have another chapter left to tell.
According to TMZ, Los Angeles Police have confirmed that they are investigating a knife that is alleged to have been found on O.J. Simpson’s former property. Details are sketchy, but apparently a construction worker found the folding buck knife sometime during (or after) the demolition of the original house. The construction worker gave the knife to a nearby police officer, who was working off-duty for a movie shoot across the street. Inexplicably, that cop kept the knife a secret for years, until he eventually retired.
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.
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.
Is this real life? Did an LAPD officer just withhold a potentially vital piece of evidence for over 20 years?
The police have sent the knife for laboratory testing to determine if there any evidence on it. TMZ cites inside sources that claim the investigation is top secret, and has been logged into a separate computer system away from the original O.J. Simpson case file. Technically, the murder of Brown and Goldman was never solved and remains an open case.