Seattle police release photos of the shotgun Kurt Cobain used to kill himself

— Police in have released photos of the shotgun Nirvana frontman used to kill himself more than two decades ago.

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Seattle police cold case Detective Mike Ciesynski is shown holding Cobain’s gun at different angles in photos posted to the police department’s website Wednesday.

Seattle Police / Associated PressSeattle Police / Associated PressCobain’s body was found in his Seattle home on April 8, 1994.

Police say the photos were taken in June 2015, added to the city of Seattle’s computer system March 3 and since then have been added to the investigative file.

Seattle Police / Associated PressSeattle Police / Associated PressPolice did not say why they took the photos last year or why they're releasing them to the public at this time.

Police did not say why they took the photos last year or why they’re releasing them to the public at this time.

Seattle Police / Associated PressSeattle Police / Associated PressThe Remington Model 11, 20-gauge shotgun.

A message left with Seattle police wasn’t immediately returned.

Cobain’s body was found in Seattle on April 8, 1994. An investigation ruled his death a suicide.

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