Read the just released FBI records related to Kurt Cobain’s death

Letters show that some individuals believed foul play was involved
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The FBI has just released the archived records pertaining to the death of Nirvana frontman, Kurt CobainRolling Stone reports.

The 10-page long file has letters from two people asking the FBI to investigate the singer’s death by suicide in 1994 because some believed foul play was involved.

One of the individuals who wrote the letters said, “The police who took up the case were never very serious in investigating it as a murder.”

The other letter, from September 24, 2003, stated, “I believe a great injustice might have been committed in the case of Kurt Cobain.” The person added, “I’m writing you in hopes for your help to press for a reexamination of Mr. Cobain’s death. Millions of fans around the world would like to see the inconsistencies surrounding the death cleared up once and for all. It is sad to think that an injustice of this nature can be allowed in the United States.”

The file also holds letters from the FBI communicating to individuals that the bureau does not have the jurisdiction to investigate a potential homicide. “In order for the FBI to initiate an investigation of any complaint we receive, specific facts must be present to indicate that a violation of federal law within our investigative jurisdiction has occurred,” the letters read.

The file ends with a fax from Cosgrove/ Meurer Productions that reads, “At least one investigator, Tom Grant, a Los Angeles-based private investigator, and former L.A. County Sheriff’s deputy, is convinced that the official ruling of suicide was a rush to judgment.”

CMP is the production company behind Unsolved Mysteries and aired an episode about Cobain’s death in February of 1997.

You can read the full Kurt Cobain file on the FBI’s website.

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