Petitioning Chief of Police Kathleen O'Toole, Seattle Police Department and 4 others

The official Petition Seattle PD Reopen Kurt Cobain's case


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Dear Seattle Police Department,

We are an international group of people who come together because we disagree with the outcome of the investigation into the death of Kurt Cobain in 1994. 

The official story from the Seattle police department is that he took his own life, however there are a lot of unanswered questions and inconsistencies with this.

Mr. Cobain was the lead singer of a popular grunge band from Seattle called Nirvana. They achieved a mass amount of popularity in 1991, and gained millions of fans around the world. 

Since 1994, quite a few magazine and newspaper articles have been written on this information. It has also been the subject of many radio and television shows. A book entitled "Who Killed Kurt Cobain? The Mysterious Death of an Icon" was published in 1998. It was mentioned in a 1998 film about the couple called "Kurt & Courtney".

Washington State Patrol Declined to Affirm Suicide Verdict, Legal Document Indicates
A legal record obtained publically through the King County Superior Court indicates that the Washington State Patrol (WSP), in 1995, declined to affirm the Seattle Police Department’s determination that Kurt Cobain committed suicide. The basis provided by the WSP for not affirming the suicide verdict is that the Patrol “lack sufficient information” to do so. - source: Cobain Evidence Blog by Kurt Fraser 

Lots of informations and a collection of facts can be found on pages like : 

I am writing my personal statement, as the author of this petition.

I'm of the same generation as Kurt Cobain. I'm a fan of Nirvana from 1991, when this group became world-famous and "popular". Everyone who experienced that time, knew that something very important. Millions of people around the world saw in Kurt Cobain your soul mate. 
April 8, 1994 Kurt Cobain was found dead. Cause of death, was announced suicide. This fact, changed the lives of many people. More than 60 people have committed suicide. 
Over time, it comes to light a lot of inconsistencies. Fans watch the action and behavior of people who were close to Kurt Cobain. People ask. How is it possible, in less than an hour to fix the verdict suicide? All necessary steps investigative steps were correctly done? Ballistic test was carried weapons? Why, shotgun were not found fingerprints? Why nobody bothered by this fact? Kurt Cobain with three times the lethal dose of heroin in his bloodstream, could secure a syringe with a protective cover, all defer to the cigar box and then shoot? Today we all know that the case was poorly investigated from the beginning. Police took not substantiated reports that Kurt Cobain was suicidal type, then it was a drug addict and a "rock star" that not mattered own life. Mr. Cobain was planning a new life, only he wanted to leave Nirvana and take care of his little daughter whom he loved unconditionally. He wanted to end the dysfunctional marriage. Why not focus SPD attention to these facts? Kurt Cobain, wants to leave "well-functioning machine into cash" Nirvana and wants to end the marriage. - Are not these facts good enough reasons to check? 
Former Chief Norm Stamper SPD said that the SPD really badly performed his work and if he was now in office chief and the case reopened. 
I think that the SPD should always and under all circumstances be impartially institutions.
Please, think over it and over all the facts which are connected with the case.
Please do not encourage suicide lobby that entire 22 years, benefiting millions of dollars from the death of Kurt Cobain.
Please be on the side of justice.
Please correct the mistakes you have committed 22 years ago.
Open the case and show their citizens that you are impartial and are not intimidated by powerful people who are involved in this case.
I will believe in justice and sanity of people to the appropriate places. 
Justice for Kurt! 


Dear Mrs. O'Toole,

certainly there are innumerable crimes in this world every day , and there is much injustice. In case of Cobain the public awareness is much higher, because he was a publicly known person. To me it's not about obsession or fan-worshipping, it is simply to answer the many outstanding questions concerning the circumstances of his death. And especially because he was a publicly known person, you have to determine just as well in any other case: non-biased, critical and accurate.
When you began your duties as Chief of Police in Seattle, you were talking about reforms in the police force, "restore public trust in the department, improve department pride, enhance the quality of life by reducing crime and run the department more like a business complete with improved use of technology ".
I hope I can motivate you with my letter and this petition to reopen the investigation in the case of Kurt Cobain . Anyway, it would be a win/win situation for the Seattle police, the public and there's just nothing left to lose.

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.
I hope to your gut feeling. Thank you for reading. Thank you for your time.


This petition will be delivered to:
  • Chief of Police
    Kathleen O'Toole, Seattle Police Department
  • Chief Medical Examiner
    Dr. Richard Harruff
  • Daniel T. Satterberg
  • Seattle City Council
    Bruce Harrell
  • Seattle Mayor's Office

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