Kurt Cobain Murder Conspiracy Lawsuit Cites John F. Kennedy & Marilyn Monroe

Last Friday, Alternative Nation posted Courtney Love and Frances Bean Cobain’s full legal declarations from Richard Lee’s lawsuit seeking the release of photos of a deceased Kurt Cobain to the public. Superior Court Judge Theresa Doyle is set to hear arguments today regarding the case.

Lee also sent Alternative Nation his own legal declaration, which cites photos of the dead bodies of President John F. Kennedy and Marilyn Monroe.  The views of Richard Lee do not represent the views of Alternative Nation.

I, RICHARD LEE, declare under penalty of perjury under the laws of the State of Washington as follows:

  1. I am over 18 years of age and am competent to testify. I make this declaration based on my personal knowledge, my review of Seattle Police Department (SPD) and Seattle City Attorney (SCA) documents, and my professional knowledge and expertise.
  2. I am the person who made the public disclosure request March 20, 2015, which became PDR #14-970.
  1. I have been involved in journalism for almost 40 years, and began my career as a professional at age 18, publishing my first cover story with the Chicago Reader newsweekly for a payment of $750. Since April of 1993 I have been the sole producer of Now See It Person to Person, a weekly newsmagazine seen on King County and Seattle public access television channels to a potential audience of hundreds of thousands of viewers. On April 13, 1994, I aired a program entitled Was Kurt Cobain Murdered? only 5 days after the body of this famous musician was found at his Seattle home. Since that time I have aired over 600 unique editions of this series, focusing on the Cobain homicide and closely related subjects of local police and politics. It is fair to say that I am the world’s leading expert on Cobain’s death, and to my knowledge my program is likely the longest running public affairs television program in Seattle history.
  2. In early June of 1994 I changed the subtitle of the program to the name by which it is known widely today, Kurt Cobain Was Murdered. This was based on almost two months of investigation in which I established through news media photographic evidence of Cobain’s death scene that it was impossible for Cobain to have died as the result of a shotgun blast to his mouth, his official cause of death. My series of tense conversations with the pathologists at the King County Medical Examiner and the leading detectives at the Seattle Police Department resulted in their contention that “all of the shot stayed inside his skull,” which accounted for the apparent complete lack of blood and gore at the scene. Of course, such an explanation defies common sense, within a few days of these officials making such pronouncements to me in June of 1994, a leading forensic pathologist had informed me that such a result of a contact shotgun blast was essentially impossible.
  3. Obviously, my analysis of these circumstances is that these government officials acted with deliberate criminal intent to deceive the public, quite possibly through corrupt arrangements with a person or persons who caused Kurt Cobain’s death, and one such person may have been his wife of 25 months, named Courtney Love, a show business personality widely known for erratic and violent behavior. In any case, the perpetration of a fraudulent death investigation comprises corruption in itself, as the public was deprived of honest services for which they have paid from the King County Medical Examiner and the Seattle Police Department.
  4. My efforts to obtain full disclosure of Seattle Police Department records on Cobain’s death began the week of April 11, 1994, when I handed SPD personnel a typed letter requesting such documents. Later in 1994, I engaged the services of a Seattle attorney, and was successful in gaining release of many of the documents in this case, although there were many highly significant items withheld, including photographs from undeveloped films. That attorney told me we had an excellent chance of prevailing in gaining further releases and damages, but then abruptly refused to continue this representation a few months later, without explanation. Her firm later represented Cobain’s widow in a high-profile matter in King County. My many renewed efforts over the last 20 years have not resulted in the release of the most important public documents in this case.
  5. On March 20, 2014, news broke that the Seattle Police Department was releasing some new photographic evidence but likely not re-opening the Cobain death case. Many of the new images were said to be the result of finally developing the old rolls of 35mm film long held by SPD, and their detective Mike Ciesynski went before television cameras to explain that this was something they were doing as a means of marking the twentieth anniversary of Cobain’s death. This was not a re-investigation, instead, it was a public relations gambit that was their biggest effort since SPD and KCME personnel appeared in an edition of Unsolved Mysteries as seen on NBC in 1997. Det, Ciesynski made the deliberate impression that he was the central person coordinating this new effort, and that he had personal distaste for the theoretical release of some photographs they had suppressed, and this carried the implication that Ciesynski might imminently order the destruction of records he felt he did not want the public to see.
  6. I acted to file suit on March 20 as an extension of efforts that I have engaged in for almost a full 20 years, with the understanding that whatever actions I took, the SPD were not going to willingly give over photographs or other records that would help me to prove a case of corruption against their personnel, past and present. I have made many public records requests of SPD, including recent efforts to gain documents related to an attack upon my person by uniformed SPD officers as I attempted to speak to author and murder suspect Raffaele Sollecito, and I know well that their time frame for release of documents that could be damaging to their reputation is lengthy and dilatory. I was concerned at that time by the possibility of destruction of extant evidence by SPD, and also by the possibility of SPD setting up a “straw man” litigant who would file suit for the photographs so as to give SPD an easy victory in re-asserting their case for suppression.
  7. Central to the SPD assertion of exemption from disclosure of crime scene photographs in 1994 and through to this day has been the “highly offensive to a reasonable person” standard. In making this the central argument in their position, SPD is ignoring the reality of the media world in which thy live, wherein crime scene photographs, including those depicting dead bodies, are somewhat routinely released to the media and public and shown as a part of news and entertainment. Many of the following exhibits are provided to establish that media reality.
  8. Attached hereto as Exhibit 1 is a true and correct copy of a photograph I took last week of the June 12, 2015 KONG16 local over-the-air broadcast television schedule as published on the Zap2it website, showing two episodes Forensic Files, entitled “Mistaken for Dead” and “Dew Diligence.”
  9. Attached hereto as Exhibit 2 is a true and correct copy of the top of the Wikipedia website on Forensic Files, describing it as a television series of 400 episodes, in production from 1996 through 2011.
  10. Attached hereto as Exhibit 3 is a true and correct copy of charts from Wikipedia showing the Forensic Files “Mistaken for Dead” episode to have originally aired July 2, 2001, and the “Dew Diligence” episode to have originally aired September 19, 2000, which has an alternative title of “Due Process.”.
  11. Attached hereto as Exhibit 4 is a true and correct copy of a still image from the “Mistaken for Dead” Forensic Files episode aired just three days ago, showing the title of the episode.
  12. Attached hereto as Exhibit 5 is a true and correct copy of a still image from the “Mistaken for Dead” Forensic Files episode aired just three days ago, showing a close-up photograph of the murder victim Ellis Henry Greene.
  13. Attached hereto as Exhibit 6 is a true and correct copy of a still image from the “Mistaken for Dead” Forensic Files episode aired just three days ago, showing the same victim, Ellis Henry Greene, in a crime scene photograph of his head and shoulders.
  14. Attached hereto as Exhibit 7 is a true and correct copy of a still image from the “Mistaken for Dead” Forensic Files episode aired just three days ago, showing the same victim, Ellis Henry Greene, in a crime scene photograph of his upper torso.
  15. Attached hereto as Exhibit 8 is a true and correct copy of a still image from the “Mistaken for Dead” Forensic Files episode aired just three days ago, showing the same victim, Ellis Henry Greene, in a crime scene photograph of his full body length.
  16. Attached hereto as Exhibit 9 is a true and correct copy of a still image from the “Dew Diligence” Forensic Files episode aired just three days ago, showing the title of the episode.
  17. Attached hereto as Exhibit 10 is a true and correct copy of a still image from the “Dew Diligence” Forensic Files episode aired just three days ago, showing the victim, Betty Wolsieffer, dead and nude from the waist down, in a medium-distance crime scene photograph.
  18. Attached hereto as Exhibit 11 is a true and correct copy of a still image from the “Dew Diligence” Forensic Files episode aired just three days ago, showing the victim, Betty Wolsieffer, dead and nude from the waist down, in a cropped version of the same angle of crime scene photograph.
  19. Attached hereto as Exhibit 14 is a true and correct copy of a still image from the “Dew Diligence” Forensic Files episode aired just three days ago, showing the victim, Betty Wolsieffer, dead and nude from the waist down, from her head to knee, showing dark bruising and blood on her face, neck, and shoulder, in a close-distance crime scene photograph.
  20. Attached hereto as Exhibit 15 is a true and correct copy of a still image from the “Dew Diligence” Forensic Files episode aired just three days ago, showing the victim, Betty Wolsieffer, from her chin to waist, showing dark bruising and blood on her face, neck, and shoulder, in a close-distance crime scene photograph
  21. Attached hereto as Exhibit 16 is a true and correct copy of a still image from the “Dew Diligence” Forensic Files episode aired just three days ago, showing the victim, Betty Wolsieffer, dead and nude from the waist down, from her head to knees, in a medium-distance crime scene video image, with the distinctive date stamp of “8 30 1986” in the lower right.
  22. Attached hereto as Exhibit 17 is a true and correct copy of a still image from the “Dew Diligence” Forensic Files episode aired just three days ago, showing the victim Betty Wolsieffer, dead and nude from the waist down, from her upraised hand to mid-thighs, in a medium-distance crime scene video image, with the distinctive date stamp of “8 30 1986” in the lower right.
  23. Attached hereto as Exhibit 18 is a true and correct copy of a still image from the “Dew Diligence” Forensic Files episode aired just three days ago, showing a large ladder behind a white house, in a long-distance crime scene video image, with the distinctive date stamp of “8 30 1986” in the lower right.
  24. Attached hereto as Exhibit 19 is a true and correct copy of a still image from the “Dew Diligence” Forensic Files episode aired just three days ago, showing an image from the “re-creation” of the crime in black-and-white video, with a lack of effort to create precise details, so that the viewer can distinguish the fictional footage from genuine crime scene photos and video.
  25. The importance of the “Dew Diligence” images should be clear: the producers of Forensic Files use real crime scene photos and video, and these exhibit images as a group provide proof of their genuine nature. The images from color photographs precisely match the positions of the body and other objects as seen in the video body images with the “8 30 1986” camcorder date stamp, and that stamp is precisely the same as the more mundane image of the outside of the house. The black-and-white “re-creation” segment is produced to have a distinctly different appearance, with the torso covered in a white, not pink, article of clothing.
  26. I have seen at least 50 of these Forensic Files episodes, and I have observed that this black-and-white “re-creation” footage is a standard of practice for allowing the viewer to distinguish actual evidence from re-creation images. An elaborate effort to “fake” photos and camcorder images on this program would be entirely out-of-character, in what is a program with a serious, scientific, and consistent tone. The use of genuine crime scene and autopsy photographs of violent homicides is seen in roughly half of Forensic Files episodes, as I have observed them. “Dew Diligence” also featured at least three apparent autopsy images.
  27. Attached hereto as Exhibit 20 is a true and correct copy of a still image from the “Dew Diligence” Forensic Files episode aired just three days ago, showing an apparent autopsy photo of the victim Betty Wolsieffer’s hand, with distended fingers.
  28. Attached hereto as Exhibit 21 is a true and correct copy of a still image from the “Dew Diligence” Forensic Files episode aired just three days ago, showing an apparent autopsy photo of the victim Betty Wolsieffer’s hand, with curled fingers.
  29. Attached hereto as Exhibit 22 is a true and correct copy of a still image from the “Dew Diligence” Forensic Files episode aired just three days ago, showing an apparent autopsy photo of the victim Betty Wolsieffer’s closed eye, nose and mouth, in extreme close-up.
  30. Attached hereto as Exhibit 23 is a true and correct copy of a photo from the autopsy of U.S. President John F. Kennedy’s head, neck and chest, with obvious neck wound, in a widely disseminated photo first published more than twenty years ago.
  31. Attached hereto as Exhibit 24 is a true and correct copy of a photo from the autopsy of U.S. President John F. Kennedy’s head, in a left profile view, in a in a widely disseminated photo first published more than twenty years ago.
  32. Attached hereto as Exhibit 25 is a true and correct of a photo from the autopsy of U.S. President John F. Kennedy’s head and neck, with obvious bloody head wound, in a in a widely disseminated photo first published more than twenty years ago.
  33. Attached hereto as Exhibit 26 is a true and correct copy of the cover of a publication called Marilyn & Diana: Sex, Lies and Murder! by the National Enquirer, dated as “Display until Sept. 29, 2014.” In the upper right is a claim the magazine contains “Over 150 Shocking Photos,” and in the lower left is a crime scene photo of Marilyn Monroe’s body’s nude upper torso, face down in her bed. This magazine was openly sold in retail chain stores, in fact, I obtained this copy at a Seattle Safeway.
  34. Attached hereto as Exhibit 27 is a true and correct copy of interior pages of a publication called Marilyn & Diana: Sex, Lies and Murder! by the National Enquirer, dated as “Display until Sept. 29, 2014.” These pages feature a larger version of the cover crime scene photo of Marilyn Monroe’s body’s nude upper torso, face down in her bed.
  35. Attached hereto as Exhibit 28 is a true and correct copy of interior pages of a publication called Marilyn & Diana: Sex, Lies and Murder! by the National Enquirer, dated as “Display until Sept. 29, 2014.” These pages feature a larger version of a famous autopsy photo of Marilyn Monroe’s body’s head, with a headline “Autopsy: Unexplained Bruises.”
  36. Attached hereto as Exhibit 29 is a true and correct copy of interior pages of the National Enquirer, dated as August 18, 2014. These pages feature a small version of a famous autopsy photo of Marilyn Monroe’s body’s head, and directly next to the Monroe material is a crime scene photograph of Kurt Cobain’s foot, and a paragraph describing his “deemed suspicious” death. The headline on these pages reads “Getting Away With Murder! The unexplained deaths that remain a mystery to this day.”
  37. Attached hereto as Exhibit 30 is a true and correct copy of a tee shirt featuring Kurt Cobain’s so-called suicide note with “All Sizes Available,” from a seller on eBay. Shirts featuring leaked copies of the so-called Cobain suicide note have been available in various forms since 1994, and to this date, the version that appeared on a shirt in 1994 is still the best-resolution version that has been available for serious study, especially in light of allegations of forgery.
  38. Attached hereto as Exhibit 31 is a true and correct copy of a publicity image from packaging of Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck, wherein it is called “The most intimate rock doc ever.” The film was released and shown on the HBO channel in May, 2015, and makes extensive use of Cobain’s personal journals, home video tapes and unpublished private audio cassettes, all provided by Cobain’s family members.
  39. .Attached hereto as Exhibit 32 is a true and correct copy of of an email to Lee from Matthew C. Jaeger of the Seattle City Attorney’s office, from March 13 of this year, 2015, providing a link to a site called Hightail for a new release of records in my Cobain records requests.
  40. Attached hereto as Exhibit 33 is a true and correct copy of a search I conducted in recent days finding four different occupants of the precise address used by the mysterious Javier Alvarado of Malibu, California, who requested SPD records on Cobain in 2013.
  41. Attached hereto as Exhibit 34 is a true and correct copy of my email to Seattle City Attorney Peter S. Holmes on July 23, 2014, entitled “Unethical Noncompliance in Public Disclosure, “ discussing Mary Perry’s claim that Cobain family members were “parties” to the suppression from release of Cobain case documents.
  42. Attached hereto as Exhibit 35 is a true and correct copy of a document titled “On the Suicide of Her Husband” from a dot-edu website. I was present at Seattle Center on April 10, 1994, when this tape was first played, and consider this a highly accurate transcript of most of Cobain’s so-called suicide note and his widow’s interspersed, sometimes vulgar commentary as she read the note.

DATED this ___ day of June, 2015, and signed in King County, Washington

  • Thelonious Funk

    ZZZ…ZZZ…ZZZ…

    • Alternative Nation

      Agreed dude.

      • Thelonious Funk

        Not trashing your news story or site or anything, dude. It’s just I wish they’d give this whole “who killed Kurt” thing a rest, is all

        • Alternative Nation

          Yep, it’s absolutely ridiculous.

  • Corndog

    I know exactly who murdered Cobain.

    He was male, Caucasian, late 20’s, approximately 5 foot 8 in height, scruffy, generally unshaven, chin to shoulder length bobbed blonde hair, and his first name started with a K……

    • Telepathy

      Kourtney

      • Corndog

        I’m unclear as to which part of ‘he’ and ‘male’ you failed to grasp?

        Courtney may look rough as a cats tongue but I’m reasonably certain she doesn’t have a dick….

        • http://Boom.com Boom

          Boom wish she had cock. Then she go fuck herself. That scum, The Corndog, she be involved somehow, she may no pull trigger but she had him whacked out. She offer the guy the money and then the guy gave up name of killer and then the guy dead. Mark Boom words. One day the truth do come out. Boom a realist and Boom feel the Cobain was murdered.

          Boom out!!

          Or boom also feel that maybe the Kurdt just blow own head off.
          Maybe the Jim Morrison involved too, but that story for other day. Also maybe boom just full of ahit like many humans here think.

  • Poltergeist

    Does anyone else feel this man has taken his obsession with Kurt WAY too far and is only doing this for the sole sake of satisfying an unnerving cadaver fetish? All the examples of pictures of the deceased are nothing but a disturbing indication this man likes graphic crime scenes to an unhealthy point that is freaking out Kurt’s child, and I totally understand why Frances is freaked after reading this man’s Spanish cadaver inquisition.

  • Ubee Fako

    There is no statute of limitation on murder. What’s the harm in re-opening the investigation? Seems like enough unanswered questions to warrant a double check, eh?

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  • dakotablue

    I just read that Lee’s request to release Cobain’s death photos has been denied by the judge.

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  • Jean1ebean1e

    Good. But the case should be reopened. That Courtney is a dodgy one.