The 20th anniversary of the suicide of Kurt Cobain is in April. Cobain’s body was discovered in Seattle on April 8, 1994. An investigation determined that Cobain overdosed on heroin and shot himself with a 20-gauge shotgun. He died at the age of 27. Cobain was and still is a rock legend. He sold millions of albums with his grunge band, Nirvana.
The Seattle Police Department predicted the press and media will swarm them with many questions regarding Cobain’s suicide. “In his honor”, they decided to re-examine the case files, including evidence photos and statements. Although they did not find any new information that could possibly change the conclusion that Cobain committed suicide, they have discovered 4 rolls of undeveloped film from the suicide scene.
Late Thursday, Seattle police released the unseen images from the case files to the media. The images were taken by a press photographer when Kurt Cobain moved out of his Los Angeles apartment, 2 years before his death. One photograph shows a box containing drug paraphernalia, a spoon and what look like needles on the floor next to half a cigarette and sunglasses. The other shows the paraphernalia box closed, next to cash, a cigarette pack and a wallet that appears to show Cobain’s identification.
Police spokeswoman, Renee Witt, stated “The detective went into the case files to refresh himself. The outcome of the case has not changed”.
Though his death was ruled a suicide, many people believe he was murdered. Detective Mike Ciesynski examined these files numerous times and attempted to dismiss those beliefs. He stated “Sometimes people believe what they read some of the disinformation from some of the books, that this was a conspiracy. That’s completely inaccurate. It’s a suicide. This is a closed case”. View the never before seen photographs here.