Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Cobain Case Contact Information Summary (to Date) and an Acknowledgment of Your Efforts

(NOTEEmail and mailing address information is included at the end of this post.)

In the last several months I've recommended that Cobain case supporters reach out to certain Seattle and King County officials with regard to the necessity that the investigation into Kurt Cobain's death be reopened.

Those officials were 1) Kathleen O'Toole, the Chief of the Seattle Police Department; 2) Dr. Richard Harruff, the King County Chief Medical Examiner; 3) Daniel T. Satterberg, the King County Prosecuting Attorney; 4) Councilman Bruce Harrell, the Chair of the Seattle Public Safety Committee; and 5) Edward B. Murray, the Mayor of Seattle.

The suggested content of communication, in addition to citing case evidence and other information you wish to communicate to these officials, was to request that Chief O'Toole reopen the case; that Chief Medical Examiner Harruff change the “manner of death” finding from “Suicide” to either “Undetermined” or “Homicide”; and with regard to Prosecuting Attorney Satterberg, Councilman Harrell and Mayor Murray, it was suggested that you request the assistance of these three officials in helping to bring the SPD into compliance with the law enforcement obligations owed to former Seattle citizen and resident Kurt Cobain.

Additionally, as part of your communication, it was also suggested that you provide a link to Soaked In Bleach (which is available via Netflix on November 15) and cite some of the compelling testimony contained in the film, such as former SPD Chief Norm Stamper's assertions that he would 1) reopen the case if he were chief again and that 2) the behavioral patterns of those with a motive to see Mr. Cobain dead should have been investigated.

For those that did reach out to some or all of these individuals I want to acknowledge your efforts and commitment and to say that your communications have more of an impact than you may know. So great job! Also, for those that have placed their name to a petition or have engaged in other means of advocacy for a reopening of the case, well done.

It should be highlighted that one of the great strengths of the Cobain case is the presence of a large contingent or army of supporters who passionately believe in the cause. This passion, when channeled into action, is an invaluable resource and asset – it's a source of strength and power and should be leveraged, rather than dormant on the sideline. You have always been a key ingredient in obtaining justice for Kurt Cobain and, accordingly, the use of your voice towards that end is extremely important.

It should also be highlighted that the use of your voice right now is especially significant given the current and ongoing impact Soaked In Bleach is having towards achieving our goal. To use a military term, your voice is like a “force multiplier” – it's enhancing the overall effort and bringing us closer to the outcome we all desire.

That said, if you haven't had a chance to yet, please consider reaching out to the aforementioned individuals. I can also be contacted via email if you have questions at kurtfraser45@gmail.com.

Again, well done and keep up the good work!

CONTACT INFORMATION TO DATE (Email and Mailing Address):

1) Kathleen O'Toole, Chief of Police, Seattle Police Department

Email: Kathleen.OToole@seattle.gov

Mailing Address:
610 Fifth Avenue
PO Box 34986
Seattle, WA 98124-4986

2) Dr. Richard Harruff, King County Chief Medical Examiner

Email: richard.harruff@kingcounty.gov

Mailing Address:
Box 359792
325 Ninth Ave
Seattle, WA 98104-2499

3) Daniel T. Satterberg, King County Prosecuting Attorney

Email: dan.satterberg@kingcounty.gov

Mailing Address:
Room W554
516 Third Avenue
Seattle, WA 98104-2362

4) Bruce Harrell, Councilmember and Chair of the Seattle Public Safety Committee (committee name abbreviated)

Email: bruce.harrell@seattle.gov

Mailing Address:
PO Box 34025
Seattle, WA 98124-4025

5) Edward Murray, Mayor of Seattle

Email: ed.murray@seattle.gov
Mailing Address:
PO Box 94749
Seattle, WA 98124-4749