Despite What You've Heard, No the Seattle Police Department Has Not Reopened the Investigation into Kurt Cobain's Death

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April of 2014 will forever be known as peak '90s nostalgia month. This April (the 8th, specifically) marks 20 years since the suicide of Kurt Cobain. And while the anniversary will surely spark 1,000 thinkpieces about what it means, Seattle's KIRO 7 is off to an early start, teasing an upcoming report with BRAND NEW UNSEEN DEATH PHOTOS:

Last month, police developed four rolls of film that had been sitting for years in a Seattle police evidence vault. The 35 mm film was processed by the King County Sheriff’s Office photo lab under high security.

Though the pictures have a slight green tint because of deterioration, police say they more clearly show the scene than the earlier Polaroid photos taken by investigators.

Tonight only on KIRO 7 Eyewitness News Eleven at 11, we speak with the detective who re-investigated the case and ask him about the new details in the investigation.

KIRO's report sparked rumors that Seattle Police had reopened the investigation into Cobain's death. Rumors that the Seattle PD had to shut down immediately.

In the days in which nostalgia is a national pass-time and "remember when" is a business model, we're sure to see plenty more morbid Cobain frenzy in the coming weeks. But what if we could step back for a minute, remember how much we love "Smells Like Teen Spirit" and try not to turn the suicide of one of the most influential rockers ever into a listicle?

 

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