Seattle Police Examine New, Clearer Photos of Kurt Cobain’s Death

However, there're no case reopening plans.

Seattle Police Examine New, Clearer Photos of Kurt Cobain’s Death
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Nearly 20 years after the death of Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain, Seattle police announced they have reviewed their case files on this tragic event, examining previously undeveloped rolls of film that offer a better view of the crime scene than was previously available.

According to Seattle news station KIRO 7 (via Ultimate Classic Rock), last month officers developed four new rolls of film taken at the location where Cobain's body was found. The pictures reportedly offer a much clearer view of the scene than earlier Polaroids taken by investigators. The station says they will reveal one of these photographs tonight (March 20) on their 11PM newscast.

However, the Seattle Police are quick to point out that they have not re-opened the investigation as to the cause of the singer's death. "Despite an erroneous news report, we have not 'repoened' the investigation into the suicide of Kurt Cobain," a statement on Twitter explains. "Our detective reviewed the case file anticipating questions surrounding the closed Cobain case as the 20 yr anniversary approaches."

Cobain is believed to have died April 5, 1994 alone at his home, reportedly from a self-inflicted shotgun blast to the head. His body was found three days later by an electrician coming to work on the musician's house. Cobain's death has been ruled a suicide, although various conspiracy theories have emerged over the years to contradict this theory.

Photos are courtesy of Seattle police.







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    Dime6String
    Do we really need to revisit this? Just let the man rest in peace!
    JelloCrust
    Well you see, Courtney Love has been in the news a lot, so these pictures, which indicate no struggle should shut all those voices up.
    fromzero
    You ever seen someone high on heroine struggle? That's like saying the victim was in a coma prior to being shot, there were no signs of struggle though.
    Everlong729
    I'm just wondering why they didn't develop them 20 years ago
    AdamLeMoine
    Because the pictures were also taken with Polaroids and didn't need to be developed. These "new" pictures are just old pictures on rolls of film.
    hudsonstradlin
    the picture of dead Kurt on the floor is f--king disturbing. I don't know if they've been made public before but that's the first time I've seen that, and that's really hit me hard...
    Dr.pepper92
    First I've seen it too, wtf. U-G needs to take that shit down. I usually don't give a damn, but I've built respect for what the man accomplished.
    GodzillaRAWRRR
    Leaving his daughter without a dad?
    buddy1991
    Usually when someone kills themselves they are in a bad state of mind. Almost all depression comes from a chemical imbalance in the brain. These people cannot control their feelings or thoughts. Couple that with a very bad heroin addiction amd you basically have an insane person. They are not themselves. I suggest you do some research on the subject before you go insulting people who have committed suicide. He needed help, and unfortunately didn't get it quick enough.
    GodzillaRAWRRR
    Leaving his daughter without a dad?
    Dr.pepper92
    I said accomplished, and without lying I know I've done some pretty shitty things in my life. Nothing to do about it but to try and make up for it.
    Smigzy
    Quit being a pu$$y. We all knew he was on the business end of a shotgun. Why does seeing a picture of his hand and foot bother you so bad? Who are you to tell anybody to take anything down?
    Smigzy
    Quit being a pu$$y. We all knew he was on the business end of a shotgun. Why does seeing a picture of his hand and foot bother you so bad? Who are you to tell anybody to take anything down?
    Dr.pepper92
    It's called respect, I'm pretty young but even I recognize it.
    Smigzy
    The guy didn't have respect for himself nor anyone else in his life at that time. How is showing a picture of what he did to himself 20 years after the fact disrespectful?
    azrael667
    Thank you but I'd rather not see a photo of a place where someone blew his brains out.
    Cazman
    So where the **** were those rolls of film all this time? Or did just nobody bother to develop them?
    cyclonus
    The police didn't care enough to properly investigate his death 20 years ago when it happened, why bother looking at it now?
    HitmanJenkins
    If they've found new photos of the crime scene then it might mean that they might have a better picture (no pun intended) of the events that happened.
    Smigzy
    Actually they did properly investigate the case. That is why they will not reopen it. I read another article about this yesterday where the police said they anticipated a lot of questions about this case in regards to the 20th anniversary of his death. So they decided to review the evidence to better answer questions. That's when they found the roll of film... and ad we can see it shows nothing
    paulyg
    Very suspicious indeed! Why the **** would they take pictures of a crime scene and not develop them til 20 years later? I don't believe any of this garbage! I do believe that Kurt was murdered!
    Northernmight
    I don't think it's Kurt on the floor, i think it's a dummy. They do that, y'know.
    Smigzy
    I'm not saying they don't use dummies... but it makes no sense that they would in this case. What would they gain by moving the body and placing a dummy there? If anything I would think they would just leave him there and cover up his body. Its his private residence. Not a public street.
    Smigzy
    I'm not saying they don't use dummies... but it makes no sense that they would in this case. What would they gain by moving the body and placing a dummy there? If anything I would think they would just leave him there and cover up his body. Its his private residence. Not a public street.
    Axl_Styx1
    It'll really be Kurt. The photos and evidence that they would gather after moving his body and bringing in a dummy would be less reliable due to possible contamination of the site. That'll be him
    Manovvar
    i know nirvana fans are pissed and still dont want to accept it was a suicide, but cmon, he hated his life and was a junky...he was bound to kill himself sooner or later. if he was all smacked-out and depressed at the same time(stated so many times), in his mind at the time, it was prob the only solution as to stop inflicting his misery onto his loved ones...drugs are fked up when you're already messed up in the head...
    ericthered88
    Am I the only one wondering where these "previously undeveloped" photos came from or why they weren't developed?
    TheForthcoming1
    Kurt Cobain's two uncles shot themselves with shotguns I remember, depression, alcoholism and drug use ran in his family. Genetics. Whatever. I wonder why no one thought when Kurt went missing from drug rehab to look in his house where he died in? Courtney Love even hired a detective. Also I recall reading an article on UG where Kurt sat next to another musician on the plane he was in when he was flying back to Seattle, where he eventually shot himself (most likely due to depression and drugs.)
    irotinmyskin
    you should read what that detective found on the case. it's impossible to believe it was suicide after reading the case manual. give it a try. Tom Grant.
    Smigzy
    I enjoy some nirvana songs. But generally I am not a big nirvana fan. A few years ago I really got into this whole conspiracy theory that he was murdered. I wanted to know why so many people actually believed that. I read all kinds of articles online. Read his journals. Read interviews from him and people around him at the time.... The guy definitely offed himself. No doubt about it. Some people have a really hard time believing that someone they look up to and admire could be so unhappy and be so self destructive that they could do something like this. But it is what it is. Courtney Love is a total b****. But that doesn't make her a murderer.
    captainstan
    Seriously who cares? Dude made some okay music and then unfortunately committed suicide. Leave it be.