LAPD Rules Out Recently Discovered Knife as Murder Weapon of Nicole Brown, Ron Goldman

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O.J. Simpson during a pretrial hearing Jan. 12, 1995

The knife was in the possession of a retired officer.

A knife that was found on the property of O.J. Simpson's former estate is not connected to the infamous 1994 case.

Los Angeles police on Friday announced that the knife the department was made aware of last month was not used in the murders of Nicole Brown and Ron Goldman.

The knife underwent testing to determine if any victim DNA could link it to perhaps the most famous homicide case in U.S. history.

The knife, turned over to the department in early March, was in the possession of a now-retired LAPD motorcycle officer who "believed the case was closed," police said when the knife was taken into department custody.

The unidentified officer was given the knife while working as security for a movie being shot near Simpson's Brentwood home, which was being torn down. A construction worker gave the knife to the officer.

The case remains open, said police.

Simpson was acquitted of the 1994 murders of Brown and Goldman, both of whom were stabbed to death.

Interest in the case has been reignited recently, due to the popular FX series The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story.