Kurt Cobain died in April of 1994, and almost 20 years later, Seattle police have reopened the case. According to Seattle news source KIRO 7 Eyewitness News, police have developed four rolls of film that had been sitting in a Seattle police department’s evidence vault. The photos show a more clear picture of the scene than the Polaroids taken by officers who arrived at Cobain’s home after his body was discovered by an electrician. The new photos show Cobain’s body, and they will not be released to the public.
Since his death, many fans and conspiracy theorists have asked for the case to be reopened. There are several petitions to continue the investigation, like this one, that have thousands of signatures. Tonight at 11 p.m. PST, KIRO TV Eyewitness News Eleven will speak to the detective who reopened the investigation about new details surrounding the case.
UPDATE: After reviewing the photos the case remains closed. “There was nothing earth-shattering in any of these images,” police spokeswoman Renee Witt said. “The detective went into the case files to refresh himself. The outcome of the case has not changed.” Two of the new pictures have been released to the public. See them below.