Was there more to the death of Nirvana lead singer Kurt Cobain?

Seattle police are looking at new evidence as the 20th anniversary draws near for Cobain's death of a self-inflicted gunshot wound in April 1994, a CBS affiliate reported.

The affiliate said police recently developed four rolls of film that were taken in Cobain's Washington home at the time of his death. The King County Sheriff's Office reportedly developed the 35 mm film last month after a detective discovered the rolls while looking through Cobain's case file.

Authorities ruled 20 years ago that Cobain died after taking a lethal does of heroin and shooting himself.

Police told the CBS affiliate that despite some deterioration, the new photos show the crime scene more clearly than Polaroids taken by investigators. Images of Cobain's body will not be released, police added.

The report also indicated that police are re-examining the syringes and heroin kit found in Cobain's home.

Renewed interest in the case apparently stems from the fact that the police get at least one request per week to reopen the case, a Seattle police department spokeswoman said.

But Detective Renee Witt told the Washington Post that her department has not reopened Cobain's case, despite reports to the contrary flying around online Thursday.


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"No change, no developments, no new leads," she told the newspaper. Police may eventually release the photos on its blog, she added.