The sudden death of Soundgarden singer Chris Cornell on May 18, just an hour after his final show in Detroit, spawned questions nearly as quickly. The release of the initial police report, followed by the more detailed investigative file last week, only seemed to compound the scrutiny. Here’s a look at some of the questions raised and how they’re answered by the Detroit police investigator on the case and a medical expert.
The Detroit homicide detective who investigated the death of Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell insisted Friday that there were no signs of foul play, despite questions from those who continue to doubt that the rock star killed himself. The Wayne County Medical Examiner’s Office ruled the death a suicide. City officials earlier this month released police and medical reports providing details about the investigation into Cornell’s May 18 hanging in Room 1136 of the MGM Grand Hotel.
Detroit has had a few close calls to uprisings since 1967, but the city has enjoyed five decades without a riot, rebellion or mass violence, thanks to what police and citizens say are strong police-community ties. Although Baltimore, Los Angeles and Chicago endure some of the same issues that plague Detroit — such as high crime and poverty — the Motor City has avoided the kind of violent incidents other cities have endured in recent years.
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