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More Details Emerge in Reexamination of Kurt Cobain’s Death

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More details have emerged in the reexamination of Kurt Cobain‘s death. Following the Seattle Police Department’s confirmation that a detective looked into the 1994 suicide of Cobain, a Seattle TV station has released an interviewed with the former cop.

The interview, from Seattle station KIRO 7, includes a talk with detective Mike Ciesynski, who looked into the Nirvana frontman’s death based on the discovery of four undeveloped rolls of film from the death scene.

“I was requested to look at the case because I’m a cold-case detective [and] because it is 20 years later and it’s a high-media case,” he said. “And there were always these conspiracy theorists out there, and so I was asked to look at the case and review it.”

While the detective didn’t come up with anything really new, he does admit in the interview that “Kurt went up there for one purpose, which was to commit suicide. And I believe he did not want to be found and be revived, so he wanted to make a sure way to kill himself.” Cobain’s body was found in his home three days after he shot himself.

In addition to the interview with Ciesynski, KIRO 7 sent a picture of Cobain’s heroin kit, which was found next to his body, on Twitter:

Earlier today, the Seattle Times reported that Ciesynski reexamined Cobain’s suicide on April 5, 1994, based on the recently developed photos from the death scene. A police spokesperson, however, declared that “there was nothing new” in Ciesynski’s findings.

KIRO 7 originally reported on the new photos, which apparently were undeveloped all these years. “Last month, police developed four rolls of film that had been sitting for years in a Seattle police evidence vault,” the Seattle station said. “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.”

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