The official Petition Seattle PD Reopen Kurt Cobain's case

The official Petition Seattle PD Reopen Kurt Cobain's case

July 13, 2015
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Chief of Police, Seattle Police Department Adrian Diaz and
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Started by Dana Dandy

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. I assure you that we are not in any way connected with the well-known people who deal with Kurt Cobain's case. Our activity is independent and civic.

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.

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

As is widely known, Mr. Cobain's body would be discovered on the morning of April 8 in the greenhouse, which was located just next to the main residence. No legible fingerprints were discovered on the shotgun discharged into Mr. Cobain and, among numerous other questions of evidence, the results of his toxicology revealed a triple-lethal dose of heroin, suggesting he was incapacitated prior to discharge of the firearm. The official date of Mr. Cobain's death is listed as April 5.


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,


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A 2014 review by the SPD of the 1994 investigation into Mr. Cobain’s death, however, reaffirmed the suicide verdict. The full scope of that review, though, appears very limited and a number of its conclusions, arguably as a result of bias stemming from severe investigative errors committed during the 1994 investigation, appear forensically unsound.


Further information can be obtained from other sources.

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". Hank Harrison, Love Kills: The Assassination of Kurt Cobain was published in 2017.


Dear Mr. Adrian Diaz,

we founded this petition on July 13, 2015. We have sent several personal letters to the former Chief 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.

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.


*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 24 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 24 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!

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