The other message, typed and printed on floral letterhead and sent in 2007, reads, “Dear US government officials, I write to you for the reason, every family member, friend, fan, and colleague…I only wish to receive justice for…and others who loved this man as much as I did. This man was Kurt Cobain, belonging to a band called Nirvana and it was origanally [sic] thought and still excepted [sic] as the truth that he commited [sic] suicide.”
The author of the letter claimed “his killer is still out there and now, because of the haste of the police department, has the chance to claim other victoms [sic].”
The FBI’s Response to Letters About Cobain
In its file, the Bureau included two identical responses to two 2006 letters about Kurt’s death, sent by fans.
“Your letter…to the FBI expressing your belief that Kurt Cobain was murdered has been referred to me for reply,” it reads. “We appreciate your concern that Mr. Cobain may have been the victim of a homicide. However, most homicide investigations generally fall within the jurisdiction of state and local authorities.”
The Bureau’s generic response letter continues, “In order for the FBI to initiate an investigation of any complaint we receive, specific facts must be present to indicate that a violation of federal law within our investigative jurisdiction has occurred. Based on the information you provided, we are unable to identify any violation of federal law within the investigative jurisdiction of the FBI. We are, therefore, unable to take any investigative action in this case.”