Marcia Clark is both blown away and skeptical when it comes to the knife that was allegedly found at O.J. Simpson’s former Brentwood estate.
“I really don’t know what to think of it,” the former prosecutor told Entertainment Tonight on Friday, March 4. “I can’t believe someone gave a police officer what appears to be, could be, important evidence in a case — even if it is closed — and takes it home. I don’t know what to say about that except I can’t believe it, but it’s apparently what happened.”
The former football star was acquitted in 1995 of the murders of his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson, and her friend Ronald Goldman.
As previously reported by Us Weekly, the Los Angeles Police Department confirmed on Friday that years ago, a construction worker allegedly found a knife on the former NFL star’s property. According to reports, the man handed over the knife to a police officer. NBC News reports that the policeman then took the knife to police, who told him it wasn’t worth anything, and to keep it. LAPD has since confiscated the item, which could potentially be connected to the 1995 case.
“I don’t know whether to say it is truly evidence, none of us knows that yet — it might be a hoax, it might be somebody who planted it and then just pretended to find it and gave it to the off-duty police officer, you don’t know,” Clark continued to ET. “But, of course, I’m glad the LAPD is taking it seriously and subjecting it to testing so we can find out.”
If the knife is indeed real, Clark noted that DNA evidence could possibly be found with today’s technology.
“I mean they recover DNA on mummies in Egypt,” Clark explained. “It’s entirely possible that if there is some DNA to be recovered that it could be found … I think it’s a remarkable development if it does turn out to be connected to the murders of Ron and Nicole,” she added. “It would be interesting if there was some evidence on that knife that pointed to who might have helped to bury it, if indeed someone else did.”
At the end of the day, Clark still hopes for closure for Brown and Goldman’s families.
“I just hope the truth comes out about this situation, as I always do about all situations — whatever this is, let’s find out,” she concluded. “Let’s find out if it’s related or not. I really want to say — my heart goes out to the families. With these kind of things that stir up all these memories and the pain of it all, I just can’t imagine how they’re feeling right now.”
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