LAPD investigates knife purportedly found at OJ Simpson home

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Los Angeles police are investigating a knife purportedly found some time ago at the former home of O.J. Simpson, who was acquitted of murder charges in the 1994 stabbing deaths of his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ron Goldman.

Police Capt. Andy Neiman confirmed the investigation Friday but released few details, stressing that the authenticity of the story is not known.

The weapon used in the killings has been a mystery for decades.

The account of the knife’s discovery was first reported by TMZ, which said the knife was found by a construction worker during demolition of the home and given to a police officer who kept it.

In 1997, a jury found Simpson civilly liable for the slayings. He’s now imprisoned in Nevada on a robbery-kidnap conviction.

COMING UP ON 41NBC: “The People vs. O.J. Simpson: What the Jury Never Heard” airs Sunday, March 6 at 9pm on 41NBC.

In an all-new strikingly candid interview, Dateline NBC’s Josh Mankiewicz sits down with Marcia Clark, the prosecutor in the O.J. Simpson murder trial. Clark opens up about the case that is still making headlines more than 20 years later. Clark tells Mankiewicz: “I did not want [Simpson] to try on the evidence gloves. I never did.”

MARCIA CLARK: That was not my call. That was not my call. I did not want him to try on the evidence gloves. I never did.

MANKIEWICZ: Whose call was that?

CLARK: That was Chris [Darden]’s call… I was miserable from the moment that Chris said, “No, I’m doing this.” And I never expected anything good to come of it…

MANKIEWICZ: You say to Darden that night, “I told you so.”?

MARCIA CLARK: No. Darden said to me, “I’m sorry,” And I said, “It’s okay. If that lost the case for us, we were never going to win anyway.”

This two-hour special, an update to Dateline’s 2014 report, also features interviews with key players and witnesses from the trial, including: Kris Jenner, close friend to murder victim Nicole Brown; Denise Brown, Nicole Brown’s sister; Fred Goldman, victim Ron Goldman’s father; Kim Goldman, sister of Ron Goldman; Tom Lange, former LAPD detective; Alan Dershowitz, Simpson’s former defense attorney; Carl Douglas, Simpson’s former defense attorney; witnesses Kato Kaelin and Skip Junis; Lon Cryer, juror; Connie Rice, Los Angeles civil rights attorney; Bob Costas, NBC Sports host and former Simpson colleague; and Dan Petrocelli, former civil case attorney for the Goldman family.

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