Seattle police have released new photos taken at the scene of Kurt Cobain’s death after they announced they were reviewing evidence in the two decade-old case.
The never-before-seen pictures came from four rolls of undeveloped film taken at the scene that weren’t discovered until last month.
One tragic photo shows a small cigar box containing a spoon, possibly with heroin residue on it, needles and a lighter laying on the floor next to a cigarette butt and a pair of sunglasses.
Another picture shows the box closed, next to cash, a hat, and an open wallet.
Detective Renee Witt, a spokeswoman for the Seattle Police Department, revealed Thursday that detectives were taking a second look at the circumstances surrounding the Nirvana star’s suicide after the new evidence was uncovered.
The rolls of film were found in sealed bags by an officer who was going through Cobain’s case file ahead of the approaching 20th anniversary of the singer’s death. The photos are said to detail the scene in sharper detail than the Polaroid pictures used in the original 1994 investigation.
Authorities didn’t say they were re-opening the case, but are reviewing the new information.
The Nirvana singer was discovered dead of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound in his home near Lake Washington by electrician Gary Smith, who raised the alarm.
The Seattle chief medical examiner ruled that Cobain, who was 27 at the time, had ended his own life three days earlier after leaving a rehab facility for heroin addiction.
Authorities recovered a suicide note, but there have always been speculation he was murdered.
The 1998 documentary “Kurt and Courtney” by filmmaker Nick Broomfield insinuated Cobain’s widow, Courtney Love, had something to do with his death.
There has been no evidence that the Hole singer was responsible for the popular singer’s death. But we’re certain her drug use didn’t help with his own addictions.
The tragedy is even more sad with having such a young child, little Frances Bean Cobain.
Authorities initially ruled Cobain’s death a suicide and said he had taken a lethal dose of heroin prior to shooting himself.
Cobain struggled with fame and and suffered depression and battled addiction.
Nirvana fans began speculating that police were to officially reopen the investigation into his death, but Seattle police shot the rumor down.
The Seattle Police Department tweeted from their account, “Despite an erroneous news report, we have not reopened the investigation into the suicide of Kurt Cobain”.
Stunned, he said that he could recall seeing the suspected suicide note on top of soil in the home’s greenhouse.
He said, “I only read the bottom lines. I love you, I love you’ to someone”.
Two weeks before his suicide, a police report detailed how officers had been called to his Seattle home after Cobain had locked himself in his bathroom and threatened to kill himself.
Police were told “he had a gun in the room”.
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