The knife found on O.J. Simpson's former estate is probably not linked to the 1994 murders of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman, but it'll take more time to be sure.
The five-inch folding knife is of a kind commonly used by gardeners and is too small to have caused the wounds that led to Nicole and Ron's deaths, however investigators will need at least two more weeks to complete a full DNA examination.
The knife found on O.J.'s former property is currently undergoing DNA tests from the Los Angeles Police Department forensics team, LAPD Media Relations Officer Ricardo Hernandez told People.
"We can't say for sure that it is or it isn't (the murder weapon); it appears that it isn't. More tests are going to have to be conducted before we can determine if that was the weapon used."
"You have to question the timing. Right at the time of the miniseries on the O.J. case and all of the sudden they come up with this knife. It's gonna raise some eyebrows."
The TV miniseries has generated new interest in the decades-old drama involving the hugely popular American football player.
The five-inch folding knife found on O.J.'s former estate was turned over to the Los Angeles Police Department in January by a now-retired officer. It was given to him in 2001 by a construction worker who found it on Simpson's former estate, which was torn down in 1998 by new owners. The former police officer kept the knife at his home in his toolbox for many years before turning it in on the advice of a friend.
Former LAPD Detective Tom Lange told CBS News O.J.'s property was thoroughly searched in 1995 and it's unlikely the new knife is the actual murder weapon.
"It's always a possibility that it was overlooked, but the time that we had and the time that Simpson had this knife, I would be very surprised if we would have missed something like this."