The FBI has released its archived record of the late Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain, Rolling Stone points out. The 10-page file contains letters from two people who asked the office to investigate the rock star’s suicidal death in 1994. “The police who picked up the case never seriously investigated it as a murder,” wrote one of the people.
The other letter, dated September 24, 2003, states, “I believe that a great injustice may have been committed in the case of Kurt Cobain.” Later the person wrote, “I am writing to you in the hope that you will help, one more time Urge investigation into Mr. Cobain’s death. Millions of fans around the world want the discrepancies surrounding death to be resolved once and for all. It is sad to believe that such injustice can be allowed in the United States. “
The FBI file also contains several letters that the office sent back to individuals informing them that the FBI is not necessarily responsible for investigating a possible murder. “In order for the FBI to investigate a complaint we receive, certain facts must be present to indicate that there has been a violation of federal law in our investigative jurisdiction,” all three replies were.
The file closes with a fax that Cosgrove / Meurer Productions sent to the FBI in January 1997. CMP is the company behind the documentary series Unsolved Mysteries, which aired an episode about Cobain in February 1997. The fax reads: “At least one investigator, Tom Grant, a Los Angeles-based private investigator and former LA County Sheriff’s Deputy, believes the official suicide decision was a rush for a verdict. “
Terry Meurer, co-founder of Cosgrove / Meurer Productions, told Rolling Stone, “We’re reaching out to the FBI for different stories and trying to get information about them.” So that was a typical communication. “
The full Kurt Cobain file can be found on the FBI website.