New Evidence Surfaces Surrounding Kurt Cobain's Death but Case Remains Closed
Published Mar 20, 2014Kurt Cobain died 20 years ago next month, but some new police evidence about the Nirvana legend's (still-debated) death has only now come to light thanks to some newly developed rolls of film. Nevertheless, the case is not being reopened.
As the Seattle Times reports, Seattle police recently found new rolls of undeveloped film taken at the scene inside Cobain's home on Lake Washington Boulevard, where the 27-year-old musician was found dead from a shotgun wound on April 8, 1994.
While the emergence of this evidence has prompted some media sources to claim that the case has been reopened, police spokeswoman Renee Witt told the newspaper that a cold-case detective examined the evidence and found no new information, calling the new photos "underwhelming."
The detective "dug up the files and had another look and there was nothing new," Witt said, confirming the case has not been officially reopened.
Witt said police plan to release the new photographs and that they will answer questions on the anniversary of Cobain's death next month.
This is the latest in a flurry of news about the beloved late songwriter. This includes a fundraiser to turn his childhood house into a museum, tribute days,a hoax Craigslist ad offering some of his former belongings, and a crying statue.