Police have reportedly reopened the investigation into Kurt Cobain's death, nearly twenty years after the Nirvana frontman was found dead in his Seattle home (UPDATE: The case was reexamined but not reopened).
A Seattle cold-case detective recently took another look at the police investigation into the death of rock legend Kurt Cobain nearly 20 years ago, police said this morning.
However, there were no new findings and the case is not being re-opened, contrary to some media reports, according to police spokeswoman Renee Witt.
"He dug up the files and had another look and there was nothing new," said Witt.
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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.
The images will not be released to the public, police said, though KIRO claims to have obtained one. That photo, along with more information about the case's new investigation, will be broadcast tonight, according to the station.
Cobain was found dead on April 8, 1994 from an (apparently) self-inflicted shotgun wound. An autopsy also revealed a lethal amount of heroin in his bloodstream. His death was ruled a suicide by the Seattle medical examiner.
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