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Photos from Cobain scene show paraphernalia, smokes

– Seattle police on Thursday released previously unseen images showing drug paraphernalia from the scene of Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain’s suicide 20 years ago.

Police spokeswoman Renee Witt said that a detective who recently reviewed the Cobain case files found several rolls of undeveloped film that were taken at the suicide scene. The images released late Thursday were from that discovery.

One shows a box containing a spoon and what looks like needles on the floor next to half a cigarette and sunglasses. The other showed the paraphernalia box closed, next to cash, a cigarette pack and a wallet that appears to show Cobain’s identification.

“There was nothing earth-shattering in any of these images,” Witt said.

Police took another look at the Cobain suicide to be ready to answer questions in connection with the anniversary next month, she said.

“There’s still a lot of interest in this case,” Witt said. “The detective went into the case files to refresh himself. The outcome of the case has not changed.”

Cobain’s body was discovered April 8, 1994, at his Seattle home. An investigation determined that days earlier, Cobain had taken a massive dose of heroin, then shot himself with a 20-gauge shotgun.

Cobain was 27 when he died.

– Associated Press

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