The Seattle Police Department released more previously unknown details Monday about Kurt Cobain’s apparent suicide, including a handwritten letter found in his wallet at the time of his death.
According to CBS News, the letter, which mocks standard Christian wedding vows, was logged into police evidence back in 1994 without being made public. The note was written on paper from San Francisco-area hotel The Phoenix, reads: “Do you Kurt Cobain take Courtney Michelle Love to be your lawful shredded wife even when she’s a bitch with zits and siphoning all yr [sic] money for doping and whoring.” The handwriting seems to be a match to Cobain’s supposed suicide note, although the sentiments toward Love are very different. The note found with Cobain’s body described Courtney as, ‘goddess… who sweats ambition and empathy,’ according to CBS News.
Cobain was found dead in his Lake Washington home on April 8, 1994. Police ruled the case a suicide, saying Cobain shot himself, but many fans are still skeptical. Conspiracy theories about a murder plot – possibly involving Love – have endured.
SPD announced in March that a cold case detective began looking over the case again in preparation for the upcoming anniversary of Cobain’s death on April 8. Never-before-seen crime scene photos have also released.
The wallet note was part of a lengthy internal report prepared by SPD and released to CBS News through a public records request. The report confirmed that Cobain’s death was a suicide and that he had a potentially lethal amount of heroin in his system. The SPD report also reveals that a receipt from Seattle Guns dated April 2, 1994 was found inside a bag of shotgun shells found at Cobain’s side.
Courtney Love’s attorneys did not return CBS’s calls asking for a statement about the new note.