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Kurt Cobain’s Death Being Reviewed by Seattle Police

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The death of Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain is being reviewed by Seattle police 20 years after the musician’s death, with KIRO 7 Eyewitness News planning to air a photo from Kurt Cobain’s death scene never before made public tonight (March 20).

On April 5, 1994, Kurt Cobain’s death shocked the world, the singer apparently committing suicide via gunshot after injecting a lethal amount of heroin. There are conspiracists who believe Cobain’s wife, Courtney Love, had something to do with the grunge legend’s death, but those suspicions are not the reason why Cobain’s case is being re-examined.

According to KIRO 7, in February of this year, Seattle police developed four rolls of film that had been sitting in their vault for 20 years. Under “high security,” the 35mm film was developed at the King County Sheriff’s Office photo lab. The images reportedly show a clearer view than previous photos of the scene, but the police do not plan on making the new photographs available to the public.

However, Seattle Police have made it clear that they are simply reviewing the case, not re-opening it:

Cobain’s body was first found by electrician Gary Smith. “I noticed something on the floor and I thought it was a manikin,” Smith told KIRO 7 in 1994. “So I looked a little closer and geez, that’s a person. I looked a little closer and I could see blood and an ear and a weapon laying on his chest.”

Stay tuned for further developments on this re-examination of Kurt Cobain’s death. For those in the Seattle area, tune in to KIRO 7 Eyewitness News Eleven at 11PM tonight for the full story.

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