Someone Allegedly Found A Knife Buried Underground At OJ Simpson's Estate
A knife was allegedly found underground at a property formerly owned by OJ Simpson.
According to TMZ, a construction worker found the heavily rusted folding buck knife outside the Brentwood, Los Angeles home a number of years ago, which could reportedly mean anywhere from a few years ago to as far back as 1998, when the house was taken down.
Law enforcement sources reportedly said the construction worker then brought the knife to a male, off-duty LAPD officer who worked security for a movie nearby.
This officer, who recently retired, apparently took the knife home and kept it for years.
Last January, he allegedly called a friend who worked in the department's Robbery Homicide Division (RHD) to say he was having the knife framed.
The officer requested the DR (Departmental Record) number for the Nicole Brown Simpson/Ronald Goldman murder case so he could engrave it in the frame to go on his wall.
His friend at the RHD, however, told his superiors about the request, and they demanded the officer give them the knife, TMZ reports.
The officer complied, and the knife is now reportedly being tested for hair and fingerprints.
A source familiar with the investigation told TMZ several cops who glanced at the knife believe it may be stained with blood.
These suspicions may be confirmed next week when the knife is tested for DNA.
OJ Simpson was found not guilty, so officers can still investigate whether or not the weapon is tied to the aforementioned murder case.
However, US law forbids double jeopardy, meaning OJ cannot be prosecuted twice for the same charges, regardless of what's on that knife.