The OJ Simpson murder case is back in the news over 20 years later, and there may be new evidence. According to an exclusive by TMZ, a bloody knife that could be linked to the case has been turned over to the LAPD. UPDATE: The LAPD has confirmed that they are investigating a knife found on the Simpson property to local news station KTLA.
From the TMZ article:
Our law enforcement sources say the construction worker took the knife to the street, where he saw an LAPD cop. He told the officer where he found the knife and the cop took it.
Turns out the cop — who worked in the traffic division — was off duty at the time, working security for a movie shoot at a house across the street on Rockingham. Our sources say the officer took the knife home and kept it … kept it for years.
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.
TMZ says that the knife is currently being tested to see if it is connected to the murders of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Lyle Goldman. TMZ quotes several sources inside the LAPD in their article.
Simpson is who is currently serving a 33 year prison sentence at Lovelock Correctional Center in Lovelock, Nevada for armed robbery, kidnapping and other charges.