Former Seattle Police Chief Wants To Reopen The Case of Kurt Cobain's Death

October 14, 2015

By now everyone is aware of Kurt Cobain's apparent suicide.

It's been twenty years since the Nirvana frontman's death, and new documentary Soaked In Bleach, surrounding Kurt's final moments seeks to uncover new evidence to suggest that the musician was actually murdered.

One major piece of evidence was a sheet of paper in Courtney Love's handwriting that was allegedly used as a practice sheet to mimic Cobain's handwriting. Heidi Harralson, a forensic document examiner observes that some of the letters seen on Love's note seem very much similar to the handwriting in some of the final lines of Cobain's suicide note. "it is possible that someone else with some skill could indeed imitate his writing, especially those last few lines," Heidi says.


Norm Stamper, who was the chief of the Seattle Police Department at the time of Cobain's death, believes that the case should be reopened and all of the evidence should be re-examined before reaching a final conclusion. "If in fact Kurt Cobain was murdered, as opposed to having committed suicide - and it was possible to learn that - shame on us for not doing that. That was in fact our responsibility," Stamper says.

Stamper maintains that he isn't convinced that Cobain was the victim of foul play, but he recommends that police should re-examine Cobain's case and looks at all of the facts before reaching a final conclusion and closing the case.

"It's about right and wrong. It's about honor. It's about ethics," Stamper says. "If we didn't get it right the first time, we damn well better get it right the second time."

(source: Daily Mail)