New crime scene photos from Kurt Cobain’s suicide have been released in conjunction with the 20th anniversary of the Nirvana front man’s death, but the case has not been reopened.

2 New Crime Scene Photos Released

Cold case detective, Mike Ciesynski, decided to revisit the Cobain case file in anticipation of increased interest in the case with the upcoming anniversary and found four rolls of film taken at the crime scene that had not been developed. The newly uncovered photos were released Thursday night.

“We knew… the 20th anniversary [was] coming up and we knew there was going to be a lot of media interest,” Ciesynski explained.

Cobain was found dead on April 8, 1994, and his death was ruled a suicide, the supposition being that Cobain took a large dose of heroin and then shot himself. Despite the case never having been reopened, Cobain’s cause of death remains a hot topic among conspiracy theorists and fans alike.

On Thursday, March 20, a local Seattle radio station, KIRO, announced that a police source had said that the Seattle Police Department was, in fact, reopening the case, citing the new photos as proof.

Seattle PD: Cobain Case Not Reopened

The rumor spread quickly, egged on by conspiracy theories, but was put to rest by Thursday evening.

“No, we have not reopened the Kurt Cobain case,” said police spokeswoman Detective Renee Witt.

Witt is adamant that, thought the photos themselves are new, they are simply better-quality shots of the same crime photos previously released, showing various drug paraphernelia.

“No change, no developments, no new leads,” Witt emphasized.

The Seattle Police Department also took to Twitter to dispel the rumors.

Olivia Truffaut-Wong

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