Knife Reportedly Recovered From Former O.J. Simpson Property Being Tested by LAPD

The buck knife was reportedly turned over to a police officer several years ago by a person who was doing construction work on the property.

Murder defendant O.J. Simpson in court Feb. 8, 1995, in Los Angeles
Murder defendant O.J. Simpson in court Feb. 8, 1995, in Los Angeles POO/AFP/Getty Images

O.J. Simpson’s trial and not-guilty verdict 20 years ago are still the topic of much heated debate in certain circles.

Now adding more fuel to the “conspiracy” fire is the fact that the Los Angeles Police Department has reportedly recovered and is now testing a knife that was found on the Brentwood, Calif., property once owned by the famed football star, the Los Angeles Times reports

According to the report, the LAPD’s Robbery-Homicide Division is currently looking into the buck knife, which was apparently turned over to an officer years ago by a person who found it while doing construction work on the property. Detectives reportedly learned about the knife’s existence only last month and are currently trying to determine where it came from. 

One of Simpson’s attorneys who successfully argued for his acquittal in 1995 in the deaths of his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ron Goldman called the development “ridiculous.” 

“It’s amazing how the world cannot move on from this case,” attorney Carl Douglas said. “And it, and the media, is apparently still fascinated by everything O.J. Simpson.”

The Times notes that the officer who reportedly had the knife was retiring and informed detectives about the weapon within the last few months. An investigation was quickly launched into the knife’s history, and a series of forensic tests are being performed to determine whether it had any connection to the June 12, 1994, double homicide. As the Times notes, finding the murder weapon was an obsession for police and others after the deaths that shook the nation. 

Read more at the Los Angeles Times