BREAKING: O.J. Simpson Case Knife Surfaces After 2 Decades (VIDEO)

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A bloody knife surfaces decades after an unknown party murdered O.J. Simpson’s estranged wife, Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend, Ron Goldman in 1995. The LAPD has confirmed that the knife was found on the grounds of O.J. Simpson’s home years ago, when contractors were tearing down the house.

However, the LAPD did not receive it until recently. The buck folding knife is a smaller-bladed utility knife, which is different from the knife that fatally injured Nicole Brown Simpson.

After the Simpson estate was sold to a new owner, the man decided to demolish the house and build anew. During that demolition, an off-duty police officer was providing security to a movie shoot in the vicinity of the former Simpson home, in or around 1998.

A construction contractor found the knife and thought it might be of interest to law enforcement, so he gave it to the police officer. That officer kept the knife, rather than turn it into LAPD. Instead, the man put it into a tool box at his own home.

It finally came to the LAPD’s attention after the officer retired in January of this year and mentioned it to a law enforcement friend, who worked in LAPD’s Robbery-Homicide Division. If he hadn’t wanted to frame the knife, it would never have come into the spotlight. The friend was incensed and told his superiors at the department.

The LAPD had some difficulty prying the knife away from the errant officer, who believed the knife was his, since the case had long been settled. Why he believed this is unknown, since there is no statute of limitations on murder and a homicide case is not considered closed until someone is convicted. The knife is currently being tested for possible blood-stain and hair/fingerprint traces.

Many blamed Simpson for the murders, but the court tried him, and he was found not guilty. That means double-jeopardy applies in this case, because once a person is found innocent of a crime, he or she cannot be tried again.

The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story” is a new television show that investigates the case. The drama encourages viewers to analyze a number of “key factors of the murder case, that many believe was the one that got away.”

The officer could be charged with tampering with evidence.

Check out the video about this case below:

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