Police to Reopen Kurt Cobain Death Case

Mar 20, 2014 at 7:34 pm |

Kurt Cobain 1993

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Fans have long suspected foul play in the apparent suicide death of Kurt Cobain in 1994. This year marks the 20th anniversary of his brutal death and Seattle, WA police have reopened the case based solely on four canisters of undeveloped film that sat in police evidence since the crime scene was documented on that fateful day. Cobain was found in his home dead from a single gunshot wound to the head with lethal doses of heroin in his system.

Kurt Cobain Death Heroin

A cigar box stuffed with heroin paraphernalia.
Courtesy: Seattle Police Department

Skeptics have created tons of different scenarios that they believe to explain his death. Though there was no evidence to point to foul play, fans have claimed that Dave Grohl and Cobain were in a romantic relationship, that Courtney Love had something to do with the death, and even that a crazed fan may have been to blame for the singer’s tragic death. Cobain committed suicide four days after being released from a rehab facility.


Kurt Cobain Crime Scene

Courtesy: Seattle Police Department

Not only have fans and conspiracy theorists questioned the validity of claims that the Seattle police made regarding the suicide death, there have also been movies made about the suicide. Gus Van Sant for instance wrote and directed a movie that depicted the days before Cobain killed himself. The film called, Last Days, depicted the four days leading up to the suicide and speculated on the state of mind that Cobain must have been in in the days leading up to his death and on the fateful day that he killed himself.

Kurt Cobain Death Crime Scene

Credit: Tom Reese/KRT

The police in Seattle had the images developed and found that the images were nothing more than a more accurate depiction of the crime scene that expounded on the Polaroid images that were taken when investigators first arrived at the scene. Though it would seem that images that more clearly depict the crime scene may garner new information, Seattle police do not expect to find any alternative evidence within the images.

The police are set to release the images later this month and have already addressed the public on their content and how they will affect the case overall. Chances are, the case will be closed again since the images do not really show any new evidence and are not all that critical in the conclusions that were drawn when the case was initially closed. The images are set to be released on the anniversary of Cobain’s death, April 5th.

Fans have long suspected foul play in the apparent suicide death of Kurt Cobain in 1994. This year marks the 20th anniversary of his brutal death and Seattle, WA and police have reopened the case.