Kurt Cobain’s death to be re-examined by Seattle PD

Nirvana's Kurt Cobain was found dead on April 8, 1994 from an apparently self-inflicted shotgun wound. (Credit Kevin Mazur Archive 1/WireImage)
Nirvana’s Kurt Cobain was found dead on April 8, 1994, from an apparently self-inflicted shotgun wound.
Credit: Kevin Mazur Archive 1/WireImage

Almost 20 years after the death of Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain, Seattle’s KIRO 7 reports that police have decided to re-examine the case.

Seattle police developed four rolls of 35 mm film last month that for years sat in an evidence vault. The King County Sheriff’s Office photo lab processed the film under high security. Though the photographs have a green tint due to deterioration, police say they show the scene more clearly than the earlier Polaroid photos taken by investigators.

The final investigation has not been completed, and police say that the photographs will not be released to the public; however, KIRO 7 reports to have obtained one, which it will broadcast on the station tonight along with an explanation as to why police wanted to examine it.

Cobain’s body was found by an electrical worker at his Lake Washington home on April 8, 1994. The medical examiner assigned to the case determined Cobain’s death to be a suicide.



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