(CBS SEATTLE /AP) — Seattle police released late Thursday evening two never-before-seen photos from the scene of Nirvana front man Kurt Cobain’s death.
Seattle police said four rolls of undeveloped film were found when cold case detective Mike Ciesynski decided to look into the case again in anticipation of the 20th anniversary of Cobain’s death.
“We knew there was going to be a lot of media interest,” Ciesynski is quoted as saying in an article on the SPD Blotter.
The two images released by police show a box on the floor next to cigarettes, sunglasses, cash and what appears to be Cobain’s identification. One photo shows what appears to be drug paraphernalia and needles inside the box. While in most cases, evidence from closed cases is not stored for two decades, SPD says the Cobain file was put in to storage because it was such a high profile case.
Ciesynski said he also watched documentaries and read articles detailing the conspiracy theories that Cobain was murdered. Contrary to reports that spread in the media early Thursday, SPD said there are no new theories about the Cobain case. The singer’s body was discovered at his Lake Washington Boulevard home on April 8, 1994. The investigation determined the 27-year-old had taken a massive dose of heroin, then shot himself with a shotgun.
“It’s a suicde,” said Ciesynski. “This is a closed case.”
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