Anna Gragert
March 04, 2016 12:28 pm
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Today in OH MY GOODNESS: A significant piece of evidence was found on O.J. Simpson’s property many years ago and it was only recently turned in to the police.

While helping to demolish Simpson’s Brentwood home, a construction worker happened upon a knife. The man could not recall the exact date, but according to ABC News, this estate was demolished back in 1998. TMZ adds that this discovery may have instead been made several years ago. Once he recovered the knife, the worker immediately gave it to an LAPD officer who he’d seen across the street.

Instead of turning this blade in to his department, the cop (who was off-duty at the time) decided to keep it for himself (which is, you know, highly illegal). This past January, the now-retired officer called one of his Homicide Division friends and told him that he planned to have the knife framed on his wall. He called to tell him this because he wanted his friend to look up the record number for the Nicole Brown Simpson/Ron Goldman murder case – so that it could be engraved on the frame.

The Homicide Division friend told his superiors and, in the end, the knife was handed over to the department.

According to TMZ, the object is a folding buck knife that appears to have blood on it. Even so, it is rusted, so further testing must be done to confirm this (as well as whose blood it is). As soon as next week, the Serology Unit will be performing these DNA tests.

As of right now, this investigation is top-secret – though the LAPD did hold a press conference to confirm that the story is indeed true. Law enforcement agents have even recorded this case on a completely different computer system so that it can be kept private.

The remaining question: If this does turn out to be a murder weapon, what does that mean for O.J. Simpson? Based on double-jeopardy laws, legal action cannot be taken against him for the murders of Simpson and Goldman, since one cannot be tried twice for the same charges following an acquittal.

Right now, we’re on the edge of our seats.

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