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Nearly 30 years after he died, Kurt Cobain’s autopsy report has been leaked. Allegedly.

When Kurt Cobain’s body was discovered on April 8, 1994, it was transferred to the local coroner and an autopsy was performed. The results of that autopsy were never made public because Washington state had laws prohibiting it. Now, though, there may have been a leak.

Tom Grant, the detective hired by Courtney Love to track down Kurt in the days after he disappeared from a rehab facility in California, has never let the case go. He is also a major character in the Kurt-Cobain-was-murdered conspiracy theories.

This weeks, Grant posted a PDF on his X account.

I’ve seen the report. It notes that Kurt’s blood contained monoacetylmorphine, morphine, and codeine (opioids), diazepam (Valium, which is used for anxiety), and nordiazepam (a muscle relaxant and anticonvulsant). His urine contained opiates and benzodiazepines.

The report comes with a cover letter written by Grant who maintains that this points to a “staged suicide.” He then repeats some 30 year-old claims and theories.

Having followed this case since Day One and meeting with people allegedly involved in the conspiracy, I just don’t buy anything that Grant is selling, but we can debate that at another time. I plan to cover the entire story in April with my podcast, Uncharted: Crime and Mayhem in the Music Industry. Stand by.

Alan Cross

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