A knife received from a former Los Angeles police officer is being tested to see if it has a connection to the 1994 killing of Nicole Brown Simpson.
The knife is believed to have originally discovered by a construction worker likely during a demolition of O.J. Simspon’s former Brentwood estate.
Los Angeles police Captain Andy Neiman said in a news conference, the item was received from a retired officer who got it from the worker sometime “…back in the ’90’s”.
The former LAPD man discovered it in his possession, and held onto it until just recently.
It’s believed the officer dismissed turning it over as evidence thinking it would have no baring on the case which was already closed.
Forensics testing is being used to see if there are any remnants of DNA and hairs.
Former Bills start O.J. Simpson was acquitted in 1994, after being accused of killing his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her close friend Ronald Goldman. The murder weapon believed to have a serrated edge, was never found.
#LAPD has recovered an item with possible evidentiary value related to the Brown/Goldman double homicide. The matter is under investigation
— LAPD HQ (@LAPDHQ) March 4, 2016