It's not practical or even possible for me to try and answer
ALL of your individual questions through mail. As one recent
reader said, "Every answer brings more questions." But I'm
finding many of the most often asked questions have already been
answered in this material released to date.
For example,... some have asked, "Are you saying Courtney
pulled the trigger?"
No. I've never said that. A careful reading of this material clearly
indicates Courtney and I were both in Beverly Hills when Kurt died.
However, legally and morally, there's little difference between the
person who plans a murder and the person who carries out the plan.
I realize there's a lot of information to absorb, but if you
really want answers, you may find most of them by carefully reviewing
Keep in mind, I've given more information and more answers
than anyone else directly involved in this case. You may not
agree with everything I say, but if you have any concern
whatsoever for the truth, you'd have to agree.... IT'S TIME WE
GOT SOME ANSWERS FROM THE POLICE, THE MEDICAL
EXAMINER, COURTNEY LOVE, ROSEMARY CARROLL, AND
OTHERS FORCED INTO SILENCE BY COURTNEY'S LEGAL
Now that I've said that, I'm going to do my best to answer
even more of your questions in this update.
Dylan was Kurt's best friend. He's also a heroin addict, but
he's very intelligent and basically a pretty good guy. I'm now
totally convinced that although he was used in this scheme, he
had no knowledge that Kurt was going to be killed.
Courtney uses Dylan and others around her to serve her
purposes. She's got the money and power to get what she wants.
Once you become part of her inner circle of gophers, you do and
say what she tells you and you DON'T ASK QUESTIONS.
Some in her inner circle are naive to what she's really
capable of. Others are blinded by her fame, fortune and power.
And then there are those who are just plain scared. As Courtney
readily admits, "In my world people are pretty scared of me,...
so they don't f__k with me."
DID DYLAN KNOW KURT WAS LYING DEAD IN
THE GREENHOUSE WHEN YOU WERE THERE?
Wednesday night, (early Thursday morning)... No.
Thursday night, when we returned,... possibly.
I believe Courtney was trying to direct Dylan to discover the
body, but he was really confused about what was going on here. By
late Thursday afternoon, I now have reason to believe Dylan knew
Kurt was dead. Later that night, as mentioned in the Summary Of
Events, Courtney told him, "Be sure and check the greenhouse."
As part of her "suicide" hype in Los Angeles prior to my
leaving, Courtney was saying things like, "Everyone thinks he's
going to die." So of course on Wednesday night when I first
arrived in Seattle, Dylan and I talked a lot about Kurt, his
relationship with Courtney, and Kurt's current frame of mind.
When asked if Kurt was suicidal, Dylan was adamant.
"No. He just wants to get away from all this. He doesn't like
most of the people in the music business."
Dylan knew Kurt before Courtney came into his life. Dylan is
the person Kurt hung out with, the person who probably knew him
better than anyone else.
Here's some of what Dylan told me as we sat and talked at a
local cafe, then later drove around Seattle checking out some of
Kurt's hang outs.
"I could never understand why they got married," Dylan said.
"They're always fighting. They're total opposites."
Referring to some of Kurt's friends and fans in Seattle, Dylan told
me, "Kurt's embarrassed by the big house. He's taking a lot of shit for
it. They sort of look at him like a traitor or something. But Courtney
bought this Lexus and Kurt made her take it back."
Dylan told me he and Kurt purchased the shotgun BEFORE Kurt
left for Los Angeles. He said Kurt wanted the shotgun for protection
when he got back.
In an interview with a reporter from the Seattle Post Intelligencer for
an article published just a week after Kurt died, Dylan made the following
comments CONFIRMING the conversations I had with him:
"Kurt just wanted to make music, and he didn't want to do the
"We used to go shooting together," Carlson said. "He said he
wanted the gun for protection..."
"Carlson said Cobain did not seem suicidal."
"Carlson said Nirvana's management and Cobain's wife, Courtney
Love, had pushed the musician to enter drug treatment. He said
Cobain was apprehensive, but did not seem despondent."
"Kurt was facing lots of pretty heavy things, but he was
actually pretty upbeat," Carlson said. "He was prepared to deal
with things facing him."
Kurt was "PRETTY UPBEAT" says his BEST FRIEND?!!
Now carefully read another of Dylan's statements to the
"Carlson said he had not known of any suicide attempts and
had not been told that Cobain's drug induced coma in Rome, Italy,
on March 4 might have been intentional, as has been confirmed
recently by Love."
If the incident in Rome was actually a "suicide attempt," why
wouldn't Courtney tell Kurt's best friend about it?
Wouldn't she want Dylan to keep his eye on Kurt?
Wouldn't she want him to be sure Kurt did NOT purchase any more
guns. (Kurt's other guns had been previously confiscated by the
police). Didn't she CARE?
No. Courtney knew that if she told Dylan the incident in Rome
was a "suicide attempt," he'd know she was lying because he'd
talk to Kurt about it. Remember, NO ONE called the Rome incident
a "suicide attempt" until AFTER Kurt died in Seattle.
It was AFTER Kurt died... that COURTNEY claimed the Rome
incident was a "suicide attempt."
For those of you who haven't read the Summary, Rosemary
Carroll was Kurt and Courtney's close friend and entertainment
attorney. To the best of my knowledge, she's still "technically"
Courtney's entertainment attorney. Her law firm probably doesn't
know what to do with her now. What do you do with an attorney who
has a conscience?? (Don't look for a punchline)
Rosemary is also the wife of Danny Goldberg, CEO of Warner
Rosemary is in quite a predicament.
She expressed her belief to me that Courtney might somehow
have been involved in Kurt's death when I first met with her in
Los Angeles, on April 13th, 1994. For the next several months, we
occasionally spoke on the telephone and met at her house in Los
Angeles where she continued to furnish me with information and
evidence implicating Courtney.
Rosemary did NOT believe Kurt was suicidal or that the
incident in Rome was a "suicide attempt." Her initial reaction to
the so called "suicide" note, once she finally got to see it, was
Rosemary was also convinced Courtney had something to do
with the wording on the Seattle "suicide" note. She said it was full of
terminolgy used mostly by Courtney, not by Kurt.
Did Courtney HELP Kurt write his "retirement" note? A note
which sometime later was to become a "suicide" note!
In December of 1994, after nearly eight months of continuous
investigation, I had now obtained enough evidence to be convinced
beyond any doubt that Kurt Cobain did not commit suicide but was
in fact murdered.
When I began to speak out about the conclusions of my
investigation, I received a threatening note from Rosemary's law
In response, on December 29, 1994, I sent Rosemary Carroll a
Having received the letter from your firm threatening me with
lawsuit and possible criminal prosecution, I have to wonder what
must be going on in your head! My loyalty to you and the
confidentiality of our conversations ends abruptly when I am
threatened for doing a job I was encouraged by you to do.
From the beginning, you played a major role in directing this
investigation and exposing some facts and details that implicated
Courtney as part of the conspiracy that eventually led to Kurt's
murder. I'm convinced you know in your heart the truth about what
happened. It's time for you to come forward and speak to the
authorities about what you know.
I'm aware there's a lot at stake here for you. Your career,
your marriage, possible financial losses and who knows what else?
You may not realize it yet, but these things are in jeopardy
whether you come forward or not.
You impressed me as the type of person who has their
priorities in order. What good are we as human beings if we're so
afraid that we allow people to get away with murder.
The world of secrecy is a dangerous place to live, especially
when your mind holds information that could help convict a
killer. I've placed my life in danger here in order to bring
about justice and put an end to what may turn out to be more than
just one killing. In addition, kids are continuing to commit
suicide themselves, thinking Kurt did it so it must be the way to
go! The last of these incidents occurred just a couple of weeks
Although I'm still in some danger, I feel my silence would
have created an even greater threat to my life. Getting rid of
someone AFTER they've talked is just plain stupid and can only
bring more attention to the case. The real danger exists BEFORE
the person talks.
I hope I've given you something to think about. Call me if I
can help. If you choose to oppose me in this, all I can say is
good luck. You'll need it.
Whenever someone famous dies, there's always some nut that
comes out of the woodwork and yells, "conspiracy!" These people
are normally a little light in the head and usually come out of
nowhere. They weren't there, they have no first hand knowledge of
anything, and their stories can never be substantiated.
Those who, for whatever reason, would like to believe I'm just
another wacko, seem to be overlooking something very different
about THIS "conspiracy" case. This case developed from the
knowledge and experiences of TWO people VERY CLOSE to the
Whatever you think of me and my motives, you should be aware
that COURTNEY'S OWN ATTORNEY also had strong beliefs about
Courtney's involvement in kurt's death.
Rosemary Carroll had nothing to gain and everything to lose if
she was right about her suspicions. Unfortunately, others close
to Rosemary also have a lot to lose, so Rosemary is being kept
quiet and out of sight.
What would Dylan Carlson and Rosemary Carroll say NOW, if they
were allowed to talk about this?
We'll just have to wait and see what the spin doctors can come
up with for these two.
Most readers already know the answer to this question. It's normally
brought up by skeptics who are trying to write this whole thing off with
simplistic uneducated remarks.
Even though many private investigators like myself are former
police officers, we are now PRIVATE investigators with no police
powers granted by the state. A PRIVATE investigator can only
investigate and furnish information. PRIVATE investigators cannot
file cases, press criminal charges, or make felony arrests in
cases handled by local authorities. If the authorities choose to
close their eyes, the only thing that will pry them open is
The short answer,... professional pride, city politics and
potential lawsuits. When is the last time you heard a public
official admit they were wrong, especially in a high profile
incident where there is so much at stake?
Now here's the long answer...
After attending the candlelight vigil in Seattle in memory of
Kurt Cobain, a young man returned to his home and abruptly ended
his own life with a single bullet.
In Southern Turkey a teenage girl was suffering from
depression since hearing about Cobain's death. She put on a
Nirvana song, locked her bedroom door, and shot herself in the
In Australia, a teenager committed suicide as a tribute to
A twenty year old man in Tracy California was with friends
when he put a shotgun in his mouth and said, "Look, I'm just like
Kurt Cobain." Now he is.
There have been several other reports of "copy-cat" suicides
since Cobain's death. These are just some of the reports I've
heard through various media sources.
Still wondering about police motive?
I met with the police just one week after Kurt died. By this
time I'd gathered enough evidence to show that something was
horribly wrong with the events surrounding Kurt's death. It was
too late. The "copy -cat" suicides had already begun. There was
no way an outside investigator was going to overturn the official
"opinion" on the cause of Kurt's death, an "opinion" that had
already resulted in world wide media coverage and had caused the
loss of additional lives.
These young people weren't killing themselves simply because
Kurt Cobain had died. They were killing themselves because they
were confused by his so-called "suicide." If anyone doubts what
I'm saying here, you need to read some of the thousands of letters I've
gotten from Kurt's fans.
Kurt's death would have been a tragic and sad loss to his fans, but
his so called "suicide" caused a short circuit. It didn't make
Sometimes the consequences of being wrong can be so drastic
that an overwhelming bias is created. Truth takes a back seat to
What will the Seattle Police Department say to Cobain's
friends and fans, and to the devastated families of those other
victims of misinformation?... "Oops?!!"
The Seattle police department deliberately misled me and the
press. In addition, they've covered up important information and
in general, they've demonstrated a lack of good faith when it
came to finding the truth.
I expect this case to eventually be re-opened. But it needs to
be handled by unbiased investigators, probably from another
governmental agency, who aren't just out to save face and cover
These investigators will need something to work with,... some
"tools" for probing, interviewing, and interrogating.
Investigative tools consist primarily of undisclosed information
known only to the investigator conducting the interview. Knowledge
of generally unknown information helps the investigator discern whether
or not the subject being interviewed is telling the truth.
Every piece of information I release becomes one less tool for
future investigators. It also becomes one more detail for use by
those attempting to cover-up of the truth. Fortunately, I've got
a rather LARGE "tool bin."
As it is, I've furnished a sufficient amount of evidence and
information to prove this case needs to be re-examined by the
authorities. I'll continue to release information, but exposing
EVERYTHING I know and revealing ALL of my evidence to the
general public would reduce the probative value of that information.
So for now I'll have to live with criticism from skeptics and
critics who try to call plays at home plate from a position
completely outside of the ballpark.
In the last couple of months before I spoke out about what I
know, things started getting a little warm for Courtney. She
began an intense campaign of intimidation and coercion to get
everyone who worked for her, past and present, to sign a
Some of these were friends Courtney has known for years! Why
are they SUDDENLY being forced to keep quiet?
As she's done with nearly everyone she considers to be her
enemy, after I began speaking out, Courtney wasted no time in
having ME investigated hoping to find some dirt.
Once she's forced into the open, she'll have no choice but to
light that pile of wet twigs.
This attempt to divert attention from the facts will appear
like a small cloud of smoke that rises momentarily and quickly
fades into an atmosphere of openess and honesty. Like everyone
else, I'm far from perfect. But there are no "secrets" in my life
that I need to hide from.
The "strategy of confusion" has been used against this
investigation since the beginning. I'll talk about this more in the
future, but one of the schemes involved an imposter on America Online
who uses the SCREEN name of "Tom Grant" and claims to be me.
This tactic was temporarily effective at confusing some of the
readers in the online folders, but eventually it only demonstrated that
someone was desperate to cover up the truth.
My SCREEN name is TGrantCo. That's the ONLY screen name I've
ever used regarding this investigation. If the Screen name reads
TGrantCo, the post is coming from me or someone in my office working
under my direct supervision.
I sign OFF with "Tom" or "Tom Grant" or "TGrantCo," but I never
sign ON with any other name than TGrantCo.
So when you see the name Tom Grant, be sure to check the
SCREEN name for TGrantCo to be sure the post originated from this
This wasn't the first of these "confusion schemes." It won't be the last.