Police Examining Knife Found On O.J. Simpson’s Old Estate

It’s been over two decades since O.J. Simpson was acquitted of the murders of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman, but the fascination persists, and for good reason. The latest development is that the LAPD is investigating a buck knife allegedly found on Simpson’s former estate. The knife that was used in the murders was never found.

Simpson’s home was torn down in 1998, and according to the Los Angeles Times, someone involved with the real estate project joked that they hadn’t yet found the knife. Weirdly enough, the buck knife that the LAPD is currently testing for forensic material was given to a traffic officer who’d been working on a movie set — so Hollywood! — “by a person doing construction work at the property,” according to the LA Times. It’s unclear why the knife was finally turned over to the LAPD after all this time.

The People v. O.J. Simpson has brought the decades-old investigation of the murders of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman back into the public eye, and this latest development could be right out a James Ellroy novel. That said, even if the buck knife is linked to the murders, it probably won’t change anything legally for the former football star — although it could mean a second season for The People v. O.J. Simpson.