O.J. Simpson's blood type matches that of blood found outside his ex-wife's condominium, where she and a friend were stabbed to death in a fierce struggle with their attacker, the Los Angeles Times reported Thursday.
A more exact DNA test to determine whether the blood is in fact Simpson's has not been concluded, the newspaper said, citing unidentified sources. Such tests can take two months or more.Simpson's blood type is different from those of the two victims, the newspaper said. The story did not specify what blood type he has. Blood types are shared by many people.
A lawyer for the 46-year-old former football star said Simpson was at home waiting for a limousine to the airport when Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman were killed Sunday night.
But a police source, speaking on condition of anonymity, told The Associated Press on Wednesday that Simpson would be arrested in the slayings, perhaps within days.
The Times previously reported that Simpson had scratches on his body when police questioned him Monday. Nicole Simpson's throat was slashed, and Goldman's wounds indicate he put up a fierce struggle before he died, investigators said.
Police were also reported to have found bloodstains in Simpson's driveway and his vehicle and a bloody glove at his mansion and another at the crime scene. Tests on the gloves have not been completed, the newspaper said.
Simpson's attorney, Robert L. Shapiro, did not return a telephone call seeking comment on the report Thursday.
On Wednesday, Simpson slipped past reporters ringing his house to attend a private visitation service at a funeral home Wednesday for Nicole Simpson. Her family was said to have treated him cordially.
"It was all friendly," Denise Brown, Nicole Simpson's sister, told the Daily News of Los Angeles.
Earlier Wednesday, Shapiro told reporters that the former NFL star was at home in the city's Brentwood section at the time of the slaying two miles away.
"O.J. was at home waiting to get into a limousine to take him to the airport on a trip that had been planned well in advance for a promotional event in Chicago," Shapiro said.
Detectives questioned the limousine driver and searched the car, KABC-TV reported.
Howard Bingham, a longtime friend of Simpson, said he was coincidentally on the same Sunday overnight flight to Chicago, The Boston Globe reported Thursday. They chatted before, during and after the flight, and he saw no sign of distress, he said.