Los Angeles: Detectives are investigating a knife purportedly found some time ago at the former home of OJ Simpson, who was acquitted of murder charges in the 1994 stabbings of his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ron Goldman, a police spokesman said yesterday.

The knife was supposedly found by a citizen, possibly during demolition the home years ago, and turned over to a now-retired police motorcycle officer who was working as a filming location security guard, police Capt. Andy Neiman said. The knife came to light in the last month, but Neiman did not say how that occurred. He stressed that the authenticity of the story was not confirmed.
“Maybe the story is bogus from the get-go,” he said.

The knife is being analysed by a Los Angeles Police Department crime lab. Neiman said investigators didn’t know the identity of the person who handed it over and asked him or her to come forward.

Mystery weapon

The killings on June 12, 1994, led to the trial in which the former football star was acquitted in October 1995 by a jury that deliberated only four hours. In 1997, a civil court jury found Simpson (in pic) liable for the slayings and awarded millions in damages to families of the victims.