Kurt Cobain’s Death Investigation Has Not Been Re-Opened

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The Seattle Police Department has strongly denied reports claiming local law enforcement officials have re-opened the investigation into the death of Nirvana lead singer Kurt Cobain.

A representative for Seattle PD told Variety that an inhouse cold case detective simply went through Cobain’s file in anticipation of the upcoming 20th anniversary of the rocker’s death.

“He came upon some film that had not been developed, that’s it,” the rep said.

The photos, taken from four rolls of 35 mm film from the scene of the singer’s death, were developed just last month. Law enforcement officials told KIRO 7 that the images are better than the Polaroids used in the first investigation, almost 20 years ago, and Seattle PD will release one of the photos Thursday.

Cobain was found in his home on April 8, 1994, with a gunshot wound to the head. The Nirvana lead singer’s death was ruled a suicide. He had injected a lethal dose of heroin, according to the coroner’s report.

He also left a suicide note at his home.

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  1. Theresa D says:

    If he “took a lethal dose of heroin” then what killed him? the heroin or gunshot wound? I know he (supposedly) killed himself, but by saying he took a lethal dose of heroin just sounds as if it is contradicting how he dies. Also, the new photos released show his wallet laying there and his ID just happens to be showing? Sorry, but that photo looks set up to me.

  2. Beat Me Up says:

    Maybe one day we’ll hear all the music he left behind… have to wait for Cortney to die (yeah!!!)

  3. Ben says:

    No fingerprints.

  4. Amanda says:

    this is not true they did reopen the case seriously get ya facts straught idiots

  5. tachy0n says:

    I have evidence Kurt did not kill himself relating to Last Days the movie. Going to publish it in a story called Boddah on Boddah.org

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