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Despite rumors, Kurt Cobain's case not reopened, but new pictures emerge

Items found with Kurt Cobain at the time of his suicide
Items found with Kurt Cobain at the time of his suicide
Seattle Police Department

As the 20th anniversary of Kurt Cobain's death draws near, rumors have been swirling about the reopening of his case. Not true, says the Seattle Police Department. A detective from Seattle PD did examine Cobain's file in anticipation of renewed media interest surrounding his death; however, the case remains closed and his passing still remains ruled a suicide.

The detective did make an unexpected discovery while reviewing his case file: four undeveloped rolls of film from the scene. Two of the pictures have been released. They show images of a lighter, spoon, and syringes, in addition to various other personal belongings.

Cobain was the frontman of legendary grunge band Nirvana. He committed suicide in April of 1994.