Seattle TV station KIRO 7 reports that police have found new photos from the investigation into the death of Kurt Cobain, two decades after the Nirvana singer was found dead in his Seattle home, but the authorities say they have found nothing new.
In an exclusive, KIRO reports that last month police developed four rolls of 35mm film that had remained unprocessed in a police evidence room.
From the story:
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.
Police say the new photos will not be released to the public, however, KIRO has obtained one photo they plan to reveal on air. The lead detective on the case will also be interviewed tonight on KIRO 7 Eyewitness News Eleven at 11 p.m. (2 a.m. EST) and asked about new details.
The police clarified that, while they have re-examined the case, they are not reopening an investigation into Cobain's death, The Washington Post reported.
Spokeswoman Renee Witt told The Seattle Times that an investigator dug up the photos but found no new information that changed its findings in the singer's death.
Cobain's body was found by an electrician on April 8, 1994. The medical examiner at the time determined that Cobain died three days earlier and had injected a lethal amount of heroin before killing himself with a shotgun.
This followed a tumultuous few months in which Cobain overdosed in Rome, went to and left early from rehab and, three weeks before his death, locked himself in a room and threatened to kill himself.
A Seattle Police spokeswoman said last year that the department gets "at least one request per week to reopen the investigation, mostly through Twitter," KIRO reported.
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