Seattle police has confirmed that it is reviewing Kurt Cobain‘s death 20 years after the NIRVANA frontman’s passing.
Although Cobain was found dead in his Seattle home on April 8, 1994, it is believed that he died approximately three days earlier.
Conspiracy theorists have claimed for the past two decades that Cobain was murdered, but investigators have not reopened the case since the time of his death.
According to Seattle’s KIRO 7, police developed four rolls of film that had been sitting in their vault for 20 years. The film was processed by the King County Sheriff’s Office photo lab under “high security.” The images reportedly show a clearer view than previous photos of the scene, but investigators decided not to reopen the case after viewing the photographs.
Cobain‘s body was first found by electrician Gary Smith. “I noticed something on the floor and I thought it was a manikin,” Smith told KIRO 7 in 1994. “So I looked a little closer and geez, that’s a person. I looked a little closer and I could see blood and an ear and a weapon laying on his chest.”
NIRVANA were recently announced as 2014 inductees into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame, along with KISS, Peter Gabriel, HALL & OATES, Linda Ronstadt and Cat Stevens.
The induction ceremony will take place on April 10 in Brooklyn, New York. That same day will be declared Nirvana Day by the Washington town of Hoquaim, located just four miles from Kurt Cobain‘s hometown of Aberdeen.