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Newly released FBI file reveals letters claiming Kurt Cobain was murdered

After 27 years, the FBI has finally released Kurt Cobain’s infamous file, which includes conspiracy theories over his own death.

The 10-page document was released quietly on the FBI website this month to the public. The document consists of concerned fans letters surrounding the circumstances regarding Kurt Cobain, the frontman of Nirvana’s death, as well as correspondence from the FBI.

However, it has not been made clear why the document has been released now.

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Cobain died by suicide on April 5 1994 at his home in Seattle, Washington. The police concluded that he had died by a self-inflicted gunshot wound and recovered a suicide note.

Over the years there has been much speculation about whether Cobain really did commit suicide and these documents have reignited this discussion. Letters in the document from people whose names have been redacted believe his death was the result of a homicide.

Letters released in the document had writers pleading for the FBI to reopen the investigation into Cobain’s death citing popular theories and books such as Love and Death to make their case.

The file also includes portions of fax sent to the Los Angeles documentary company that created “Unsolved Mysteries”.

The fax includes a summary of theories about Cobain’s case involving Tom Grant, a Los Angeles-based private investigator. The fax convinced Grant’s suspicions that the suicide ruling was “a rush to judgment.”

A response by the FBI to a letter by a redacted name included in the document dates back to 2007, written by the Executive Secretariat Officer.

The officer put emphasis on the fact that the FBI had no grounds for investigation, stating “most homicide/death investigations generally fall within the jurisdiction of state and local authorities. … Based on the information you provided, we are unable to identify any violation of federal law within the investigative jurisdiction of the FBI.”

If you’re keen to do some investigating, you can find the FBI document here.