April 5th will mark 20 years since Nirvana front man Kurt Cobain died. Seattle police initially ruled his death a suicide, but conspiracy theories have persisted -- the most popular being that Courtney Love killed him.

After people consistently requesting that the case be re-opened, Seattle police have done just that.

Last month, police developed four rolls of film that had been sitting for years in a Seattle police evidence vault. The 35 mm film was processed by the King County Sheriff’s Office photo lab under high security.

Though the pictures have a slight green tint because of deterioration, police say they more clearly show the scene than the earlier Polaroid photos taken by investigators.

Seattle news station KIRO claims to have information on why the case is being reopened, but they're holding on to it until their 11p broadcast. (That's 1am Texas time, BTW.)


UPDATE - Well, that was fast. "In anticipation of the April 5 anniversary, a Seattle police cold-case detective recently took another look at the case file, according to police spokeswoman Renee Witt. However, she said there were no new findings and the case is not being re-opened, contrary to some media reports." So, the conspiracy theories live on.

Now we get to wait and see what KIRO reports tonight.



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