Cops Take New Look at Cobain Death, Find Zilch
But police will release some previously unseen photos
By Kevin Spak, Newser User
Posted Mar 20, 2014 2:40 PM CDT
In this Dec. 13, 1993, file photo, Kurt Cobain of Nirvana performs during the taping of MTV's Live and Loud Production in Seattle.   (AP Photo/Robert Sorbo, File)

(Newser) – Are police reopening the case of Kurt Cobain's death? Media reports out of Seattle this morning indicated as much, as KIRO 7 reported that police had developed four previously unseen rolls of film that had been sitting in the evidence vault since the Nirvana frontman's death. Police said that despite years of deterioration, the film presented a clearer look at the scene than earlier Polaroids from investigators. The network also reported that needles from Cobain's heroin kit were part of the "re-investigation." But a detective tells the Seattle Post-Intelligencer that the photos contain nothing suggesting Cobain's death was anything other than a suicide, and that the case hasn't been re-opened.

"Not even close," said Det. Renee Witt. She explains further to the Seattle Times that a cold-case detective looked again at the evidence in anticipation of the 20th anniversary of Cobain's death and found nothing of note. The new photos are "underwhelming," she added, but some will indeed be released for the first time. Police are not the only ones looking back at the rock icon's life. A crowdfunding campaign is attempting to buy Cobain's childhood home and turn it into a museum, Rolling Stone reports.

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Mar 21, 2014 1:32 PM CDT
This sure answered the biggest hole in the suicide theory: Why wasn't there gun shot residue on his hands, if he shot himself? Also: Why did it take 3 days to find him, when there were people in the house at the time this happened? What, none of them heard a gun shot or wondered why he was missing?
Greg Knox
Mar 21, 2014 2:40 AM CDT
What were Kurt Cobains last words? Answer: Holes gonna be BIG!
Mar 21, 2014 1:46 AM CDT
Hi police! I just wanted to stop in and say "thank-you" for wasting the tax payer's dollars on this one. Hey, any donuts left?