Despite What You've Heard, No the Seattle Police Department Has Not Reopened the Investigation into Kurt Cobain's Death
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.
Despite an erroneous news report, we have not "reopened" the investigation into the suicide of Kurt Cobain.— Seattle Police Dept. (@SeattlePD) March 20, 2014
Our detective reviewed the case file anticipating questions surrounding the closed Cobain case as the 20 yr anniversary approaches.— Seattle Police Dept. (@SeattlePD) March 20, 2014
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?