Unfortunately, authorities did not catch a lucky break in the most famous trial of the last couple decades after potentially game changing evidence was introduced just two weeks ago.
The knife reportedly buried at O.J. Simpson's estate and only handed over to authorities in recent weeks did not offer any additional insight or meaningful evidence to the Los Angeles Police Department's findings in the notorious murder case.
LAPD detectives could not find any DNA on the buck knife that was turned into them two weeks ago, according to a new report. Though the police have yet to make the results of their tests public knowledge, the investigation does appear to be over at this point.
"The microbes in the soil degraded any DNA to the point it was impossible to get a meaningful result," the report read.
Although the odds were against them, the LAPD were hoping to use the knife as further evidence against O.J. Simpson in the murders of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman in 1994. The knife was discovered by an on-site construction worker back in 2002 where Simpson's former home had been razed four years prior. The construction worker handed the knife over to a retired police officer who inexplicably kept it in his possession for more than 10 years before handing it over to authorities recently.
A separate report initially claimed that the knife was not the same weapon used in the double murder of Simpson and Goldman. The report also said that the knife had not been buried long enough for it to be the murder weapon.
Norman Pardo, Simpson's former manager, said that the former Heisman Trophy winner wasn't "losing any sleep" over the discovery of the weapon. Simpson is currently in prison for armed robbery and kidnapping. He is up for parole in 2017.
The former NFL star and actor was infamously acquitted of both murders in 1995. The trial is currently being dramatized in FX's "American Crime Story: The People vs. O.J. Simpson."
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