Kurt Cobain: The evidence surrounding his death in April 1994
Fri April 1st
10.30pm: Kurt leaves L.A on flight to Seattle with Delta Airlines
Sat April 2nd
Kurt back in Seattle – seen by Duff McKagan on plane, Cali DeWitt (employed as live in nanny) with girlfriend Jessica Hopper and cab drivers
Kurt gets cab to 145th & Aurora and buys shotgun shells from Seattle Guns
Sun April 3rd
Charles Peterson on a street downtown – Unknown time
Dinner & movie with a man and woman believed to be Caitlyn Moore
Mon April 4th
Courtney files missing persons report under Kurt’s mothers name
Cali has left Kurt’s house for the evening – To score / conspire?
Kurt spotted at Lindas Tavern around 11pm by Victoria Renard
Jessica hears footsteps around midnight – Kurt?
Tue April 5th
Cali to Jennifer Adamson’s – phone records show (love & death)
2.50pm: Tom Grant discovers someone is staying at the Western Evergreen under Bill Bailey, Kurt’s favorite alias. He offers to check it out, Courtney says don’t bother. Later she calls and says it’s not him – Love & Death (p.115) Was Courtney lying?
Caitlyn Moore denies seeing Kurt, after already telling two people she had seen him that night (seattle times)
Eric Erlandson sent to Seattle by Courtney – Did he supply the black tar heroin and shoot Kurt Cobain? Were Cali DeWitt and Eric Erlandson both in the greenhouse when Kurt died?
Motif: If Kurt divorces Courtney it may affect her reputation and Hole’s record sales.
Kurt died around this time of the week
Wed April 6th
Kurt is dead and Courtney allows Tom Grant to go to Seattle to continue search hoping Kurt’s body is discovered
Courtney calls electrician company to install security alarm on greenhouse
Jessica Hopper to Minneapolis
11.30pm: Tom Grant and Dylan Carlson begin search
Thu April 7th
2am: Dylan “House is so clean” with Tom Grant. Cleaned by maid?
Rohypnol found under mattress, they remove it
Day time: Courtney speaks to Dylan from her lawyers house and says “check greenhouse”
Courtney hospital/arrested – released in afternoon – to create alibi, hoping Tom Grant would discover body
4pm: Cali to airport from Kurt’s House – left fake note? Then to LA (confirmed in love and death)
9:45pm: Dylan & Tom return to Kurt’s house. Inside find a note from “Cali” which had been placed on the main stairway after Tom Grant was instructed to return to house by Courtney
Fri April 8th
Body discovered by electrician sent by Courtney to green house
Courtney, Rosemary, Frances, Jackie Farry and Eric Erlandson fly privately to Seattle. The Kurt Cobain estate is estimated to be worth $450M
A huge motif for murder here. Courtney wouldn’t be entitled to the estate if they were divorced because of a prenuptial agreement. Both Kurt and Courtney had contacted their lawyer and spoken about divorce. Kurt had asked to take Courtney out of his will, however the document was never signed. Kurt had stated to friends he was fearing for his life.
If you haven’t read ‘Love and Death’ by Max Wallace and Ian Halperin, seen ‘Soaked in Bleach’ by Tom Grant or been to cobaincase.com they are highly recommended