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UPDATED: March 7, 2016:

Officials have confirmed that a knife found more than a decade ago on O.J. Simpson‘s former property is “inconsistent” with the 1994 murders of Nicole Brown Simpson and friend Ron Goldman.

According to NBC:

Los Angeles police said Friday they were testing the knife, which was recently handed over by a retired LAPD traffic officer, for any possible connection to the murders of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman.

Retired LAPD officer George Maycott was given the knife by a construction worker in 2001 or 2002 while Maycott was working off duty near Simpson’s former estate, and the worker explained the knife was found on the property, Maycott’s attorney said.

The knife, which appeared to have no blood on it, is typically carried by construction workers and landscapers.


Since the premiere of American Crime Story: The People v. O.J Simpson, many viewers have re-discovered their interest in the case, leading to new clues and evidence two decades later.

According to reports, a construction worker found a knife buried on the perimeter of the former O.J. Simpson estate in June 1998 when the house was demolished, and it’s currently being tested by the LAPD in a top-secret investigation.

TMZ reports:

Our law enforcement sources say the construction worker took the knife to the street, where he saw an LAPD cop. He told the officer where he found the knife and the cop took it.

Turns out the cop — who worked in the traffic division — was off duty at the time, working security for a movie shoot at a house across the street on Rockingham. Our sources say the officer took the knife home and kept it … kept it for years. 

After he retired from the LAPD, he contacted a friend who worked in LAPD’s Robbery Homicide Division and said he was getting the folding buck knife framed to put on his wall. He wanted his friend to get the Departmental Record number for the Nicole Brown Simpson/Ronald Goldman murder case, which he planned on engraving in the frame.

Superiors forced the cop to turn the knife in, and it’s currently being tested for hair and fingerprints. It will be moved to the Serology Unit next week, where it will be tested for DNA and other biological evidence.

Although the knife is helpful to the case, O.J. cannot be tried for the murders again, because of double jeopardy. He is currently serving a 33-year sentence for robbery and kidnapping in a Las Vegas prison.



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