By Jay Tilles
The Seattle Police Department has released a series of never-before-seen, and rather eerie photographs from the scene of Kurt Cobain’s death in April 1994.
Among the previously undeveloped 35mm investigation scene photos were Cobain’s suicide note, on top of a planter in the greenhouse with a pen stuck through the center of it. Although the note had been been previously released, this is the first time the public has seen how Cobain placed the note in the greenhouse.
Possibly the most disturbing photo of the collection may be Cobain’s heroin kit, complete with syringes and other paraphernalia kept in a cigar box.
Among the 29 degraded, green-tinted photos was a picture of Cobain’s open wallet clearly showing his Washington State drivers license while another shows a cigarette lighter, a pack of cigarettes, a winter hat, cigarette butts, and sunglasses lie on the floor strewn around his heroin kit.
The Seattle Police Department announced last week, it had developed the film as part of a re-examination of Cobain’s death.
See the photos at CBS News.
In other haunting old photographical news, photos from Courtney Love and Cobain’s LA apartment were recently revealed.