KURT Cobain’s FBI file has finally been made public after 20 years — and there are some people who believe a “great injustice” has befallen the late Nirvana frontman.
The file, which is 10 pages long, features inquiries into Cobain’s 1994 death by suicide made by individuals whose names have been redacted.
The first correspondence, which was dated on August 15, 2000, is a response to a letter written to then-Attorney General Janet Reno about Cobain’s death.
A. Robert Walsh, an attorney with the Office of Congressional & Public Affairs, made clear that while he appreciated the concern, his office could only get involved if a federal crime had been committed.
“Based on the limited information you provided, we are unable to identify any violation of federal law within the investigative jurisdiction of the FBI,” he wrote.
“We are, therefore, unable to take any investigative action in your case.”
A second, similar correspondence was drafted by the FBI on December 15, 2006, when someone — whose name has also been redacted — made a similar inquiry.
This time, the response was drafted by Linda Trigerio-Pabst, who also acknowledged that “similar correspondence” had been sent to someone who made a near-identical inquiry.
But it’s the last letter that’s most interesting.
This letter, dated September 24, 2003, reads, “I believe a great injustice might have been committed in the case of Kurt Cobain.”
The letter went on to say that “millions of fans” feel as though Cobain was murdered, and not the victim of suicide.
And it closes out by saying that people were “incredulous” that an “injustice” like this can be carried out in the United States.
The FBI also released portions of a January 1997 fax sent to the Los Angeles and DC FBI offices by none other than the producers of the original Unsolved Mysteries TV series.
But production company founder Terry Meurer dismissed the letter as the standard operating procedure for a docu-series.
The correspondence also featured a summation of Los Angeles private investigator Tom Grant’s long-held belief that Kurt Cobain had been murdered by his now-widow, Courtney Love.
But Grant’s theories have been dismissed as conspiracy theories by reputable law enforcement officials today.
The FBI released the Kurt Cobain files on the same day that they released their files on late Mafia crime boss Vito Genovese.
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