LAPD investigates knife purportedly found at O.J. Simpson home

John Travolta as Robert Shapiro, David Schwimmer as Robert Kardashian and Cuba Gooding Jr. as O.J. Simpson are among the leading cast members in "The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story," the FX miniseries that has revived public interest in Simpson's murder trial. (Photo by Ray Mickshaw, FX

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Detectives 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 stabbings of his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ron Goldman, a police spokesman said Friday.

The knife was supposedly found by a citizen, possibly during demolition of Simpson’s former 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, stressing that the authenticity of the story was not confirmed.

“Maybe the story is bogus from the get-go,” he said.

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The account of the knife’s discovery was first reported by TMZ.

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

The killings occurred on June 12, 1994, and led to the so-called “trial of the century” in which the former football star was acquitted in October 1995 by a jury that deliberated only four hours. Interest in the trial has been revived of late due to a TV miniseries focusing on the case.

In 1997, a civil court jury found Simpson liable for the slayings and awarded millions of dollars in damages to families of the victims.

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Simpson is imprisoned in Nevada for a 2008 kidnapping and armed robbery conviction.