Seattle police have stated that they won’t be reopening the case regarding the death of iconic Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain, just days before the 20-year anniversary of his suicide in 1994. He was 27. Over the years there has been speculation and numerous conspiracy theories concerning some unknown cause of Cobain’s death, but police insist that it was a gunshot wound to the head.
In a statement, Seattle Police Department Cold Case Detective Mike Ciesynski commented, “We knew with the 20th anniversary coming up and we knew there was going to be a lot of media interest.” Referring to all of the conspiracy media produced regarding Cobain over two decades, Ciesynski adds, “They’re all very interesting. I can see why people have questions (about the case), but you can always point to something and say ‘what if.’”
The SPD released two new photos from the scene, featuring various personal items and drug paraphanelia found near Cobain’s body:
The only thing that Ciesynski found odd about the case was that four rolls of film taken at the scene were never developed, though believes that since investigators “felt it was a suicide and already had polaroids and photos from the medical examiner,” there was no need for more pictures.
Nirvana performs David Bowie’s “The Man Who Sold the World”, plugged:
During the later portion of his life, Cobain struggled with heroin addiction, an undiagnosed illness and depression. He had also found it hard to cope with his fame and public image. He was found dead by an electrician in his Seattle home on April 8, 1994. With Cobain as the principal songwriter, Nirvana sold 25 million albums domestically, and 75 million worldwide.
Ciesynski found nothing suspect regarding Cobain’s case, though did comment on all of the speculation over the years- “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.”
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