It’s been twenty-five years since the call came into the Seattle PD Homicide office of a suicide in the Denny Blaine area of Seattle on the shores of Lake Washington. The decedent was Kurt Cobain. No one in the office, (including me) had any idea who Cobain was, but several detectives a sergeant and two lieutenants left the office for the scene. I didn’t go, but I became involved in the controversy over the years.
My friend Lee Mellor, criminologist and podcaster of Murder was the Case Podcast sat down with my old partner Mike Ciesynski and I a couple weeks ago to discuss the suicide on the twenty-fifth anniversary. You can listen to the podcast here.