Report: New Photos of Kurt Cobain Death Scene Revealed

2014-03-21

Story by Anne Erickson

Seattle police have developed some new film taken from the death scene of Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain

It’s been nearly 20 years since the passing or Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain, and Seattle police are reexamining the incident, reports Seattle TV station KIRO. Specifically, the station says four rolls of film that were shot at the scene where Cobain’s remains were discovered are now being developed by police officers. Those rolls of film had originally remained undeveloped.

The new film is of higher quality than the Polaroid shots that were used in the original police investigation and report, states KIRO.

While the fact police are developing these additional rolls of film is certainly a big deal to Kobain fans, it doesn’t mean police are reopening the case. In fact, official police reports say the contrary. Detective Renee Witt, a police spokeswoman, told The Washington Post on Thursday (March 20) that “No, we have not reopened the Kurt Cobain case.” She added, “No change, no developments, no new leads,” and said any reports suggesting otherwise were “very, very incorrect.”

According to Witt, the police wanted to take another look at the Cobain suicide to get ready to answer what will likely be an influx of questions at the 20th anniversary of the death next month.

Cobain’s body was found on April 8, 1994. The grunge singer is believed to have died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.




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