A nation was split on racial lines in October 1995 when a jury acquitted O.J. Simpson of murdering Nicole Brown Simpson. O.J. Simpson is black and Nicole Brown Simpson was white.
Now, more than two decades after the stabbing of Nicole Brown Simpson, a retired police officer has turned in a knife reportedly found on O.J. Simpson’s former estate where the crime took place. The discovery of the knife is causing a number of questions to be raised.
The retired police officer, who apparently had the knife for quite some time, waited to turn the knife into the proper authorities. According to reports, the former officer received the knife from a construction worker back in 2003. When asked about the condition of the knife, he said it looked dirtied and had no blood on it. He also mentioned it looked as if it had been buried. The officer, George Maycott, said he found the knife and did report it to authorities, however he was told that there was nothing they could do. He put away the knife and forgot about it for years.
Once the knife was properly turned in to the authorities recently, the LAPD are in the process of examining and testing the the knife for any indication that it could be linked to the O.J. Simpson case. Testings will proceed, despite the fear that the knife having been buried for so long may have deteriorated any DNA or links.
Currently O.J. Simpson is imprisoned in Nevada for another crime. He was charged with kidnapping and armed robbery, and is currently sentenced to 33 years with parole eligibility.