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LAPD Examining Knife Reportedly Found on Former O.J. Simpson Property

Mar 4, 2016  •  Post A Comment

The so-called “crime of the century” — the previous century — continues to make headlines, with the Los Angeles Times reporting: “In another twist in the long-running O.J. Simpson saga, Los Angeles police are investigating and testing a knife that was reportedly recovered on property once owned by the former football star.”

The department’s Robbery-Homicide Division is reportedly examining the knife, described as a buck knife.

“The knife was apparently turned over to a police officer a number of years ago by a person doing construction work at the property, a law enforcement source said,” the Times reports. “Detectives more recently learned of the knife’s existence and are now investigating where it came from, according to the source, who cautioned that the investigation is still in its early stages.”

The news breaks as the 1994 murders of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman have a higher profile in part because of the well-received FX TV series “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story,” which is currently airing.

The Times report adds: “The officer who had the knife was retiring and apparently informed robbery-homicide detectives of the weapon’s existence in the last few months. A detective with the Los Angeles Police Department informed superiors, who immediately launched an investigation into the knife’s history and ordered a series of forensic tests to determine whether it had any connection with the June 12, 1994, murders.”

One Comment

  1. Nice chain of custody, LAPD. Kicking around in a retiring police officer’s position. It’s of questionable evidential value. And, of course, double jeopardy renders this story moot. Sloooow news cycle much?

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