If you have seen ‘Soaked in Bleach’, the film by Ben Statler, which presents all the facts gathered by private detective Tom Grant related to his investigation into Kurt Cobain’s death, you may remember that Grant and Kurt’s friend Dylan Carlson went to the house looking for Kurt on April 7th and found a note on the stairs, a letter addressed to Kurt and allegedly written by Michael ‘Cali’ Dewitt, the nanny of the Cobain’s family.
Grant has a copy of the note and you can easily find the content on the internet, it says this (including the typos): ‘Kurt, I can’t believe you managed to be in this house without me noticeing. You’re a fucking asshole for not calling Courtney and at least letting her know that your O.K. She’s in a lot of pain Kurt, and this morning she had another accident and now she’s in the hospital again. She’s your wife & she loves you & you have a child together. Get it together or at least tell her your O.K. or she is going to die. It’s not fair man. Do something now.’
Tom has always had the feeling the note might had been there for him to find, and if it was the case, it had a purpose, create sympathy for Courtney, as if she was traumatized because she could not find her husband. the letter also would leave the impression that Cali the nanny really did not know where Kurt was, whereas he was in the house all the time.
Grant left the note where it was, but in a recent interview with WEMF Radio he gave a few more information regarding what he claims happened to this 4th note, as he called it, because there were a few others. Grant found the note around 2:15 am in the main house, and at 8 am, the police arrived at the scene because Gary Smith the electrician had found Kurt’s body. Officers searched the house, but they did not found any note, and this means that between Grant’s visit and the police’s arrival, someone had come in the house to take the note from the stairs. But the most surprising thing is what Grant reveals in this same interview. The following week, when he was back at the house in Seattle, Eric Erlandson was there and Grant asked him if he knew what had happened to the letter found on the stairs, … in a surprising move Erlandson pulled it out of his briefcase right away…What? Hole‘s guitarist Erlandson had a briefcase? But more surprisingly, why did he have the note? Did he pick him himself from the stairs on April 7th? It’s a fact that he flew to Seattle that day and he has always claimed he was sent there by Courtney Love to look for Kurt. She definitively gave the same mission to a lot of people.
You have to admit it is a little bit bizarre. If the letter was genuine, why was it removed and why Erlandson had it according to Grant? On the other hand, if the letter was planted there to make Courtney look good then removed for obscure reasons – may be because it sounded too bogus? – it doesn’t look good for Eric Erlandson and her former bandmate, it shows there was conspiracy between a few people. I wonder why Grant didn’t ask Erlandson how he got the note!
Erlandson often complains he received unpleasant tweets implying he was involved in Kurt Cobain’s death, but stories like these are not going to help! Should I also remind everyone that Eric has been rumored to be the person filming all these home videos of Kurt and Courtney that appeared in ‘Montage of Heck.’ If it’s true, he had quite an access to the couple’s private life, and this is even creepier when we know that he used to date Love.
There are so many complicated side stories beside the main story which led to Cobain’s death,… No wonder this thing is still unsolved! Will we ever learn everything and put all pieces of the puzzle together?
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