The Final Autograph.
The story of a "fan "who claimed to have Chris's autograph from Soundgarden's last show I personally do not believe. I also do not believe Chris signed any autographs at all on the night of his death. To this day, there's not one photograph nor piece of video footage of Chris after he walked off the stage from the Fox Theatre in Detroit.
It's not uncommon for individuals to forge signatures of celebrities on tickets or various other items in order to make a profit. Of course, this particular "fan" stated on his/her Ebay page that, "I do not have a photo proof of Chris signing this item or other autographs from that date. This was signed as he was entering his hotel. He had a police escort after the show, was traveling with private security, and there was hotel security. The situation didn't really permit photos."
"Police escort" also mentioned by Martin Kirsten in his statement.
Notice how photographs is scratched out? Both Martin and the "fan" say there was a police escort. Additionally, the "fan" states Chris was traveling with private security and hotel security.
Autographs signed indicates that other people greeted Chris outside of the MGM, which I've yet to read accounts from those who supposedly witnessed Chris after the final show.
The "fan" indicating private security and hotel security, on top of Chris having a police escort, would serve to strengthen the legitimacy of the person's claim not being able to obtain a photograph of Chris Cornell allegedly signing their ticket.
I caught on to the "autograph" story from STEREOGUM.
seattlemag.com also questioned the legitimacy.
Chris Cornell: A Bizarre Case.
The information and images to follow were what I personally found that contradicted the narrative, what I regarded to be bizarre in the ruling death of suicide.
DISMISSAL OF THE OFFICIAL RULING. . . ( Two part forensic break down I published.)
Since the night Chris died, I believe his death was primarily due to domestic circumstances, very few or no outside agencies played a role.
Marital issues, the alleged mishandled charity, (Chris and Vicky Cornell Foundation) antagonism that lead to a physical altercation before and after the final show are highly suspect. These are likely linked to his passing in my opinion.
Why the Detroit Police Department didn't conduct a proper, thorough investigation, let alone conduct a proper, thorough investigation involving a famous musician I have an no idea.
Outside room #1136.
Chris's room being next to the stairwell was to suspicious to some.
Below are images inside room #1136. Some have questioned if different rooms were photographed and disguised as a single room.
Also, the absence of a kicked in bedroom door.*Closely examine the right side of the 2nd image. There was someone sitting with their arm partially in frame. Note the identifying mark of a tattoo, likely to be Martin Kirsten's.
Examine 3rd and 4th photograph.
Martin Kirsten was definitely in room #1136.
The separate B&W photo of a bottle of Lorazepam from the other 2 bottles (Omeprazole and Prednisone) photographed is highly suspicious.
Neither Omeprazole nor Prednisone were in Chris's system.
The Door & Door Latch.
Zero damage done to a door that was supposedly kicked in several times.
The carabiner clip & top of the door.
Was a stool used to place the carabiner on the top of the door?
Was there a tool used to wedge the carabiner clip into the top of the door?
Why isn't the carabiner clipped scratched?
Why is the damage/notch to the door on the outside? (The downward damage to the bathroom door on the outside)
WARNING: The following images may be upsetting.
The exercise band &"hanging demo."
Was this how the band was "tied" to operate as a noose?
How did this "noose" cause a deep, circumferential ligature furrow mark?
Swabbing of band, handle and hands.
I question whether or not the swabbing of Martin Kirsten's hands were actually those of Martin Kirsten. Upon closer examination, the hands photographed seemingly do not appear to be from the same person.
The band laying across the blood upon the bathroom floor, as well as the swabbing, I strongly believe was staged. The exercise band supposedly remained around Chris's neck. According to Martin Kirsten within the police reports, he "loosened" the band around Chris's neck, in addition to the audio from the Detroit police scanner of "patient did have a exercise rubber band around his neck . . ."
Was Chris found laying on the bathroom floor with the band around his neck in this manner?
Trash bin/bag of gloves, swabs. . .
The Blood Splatter.
The first image has blood outside of the bathroom door
Post-Mortem & Toxicology reports. (click to enlarge)
POLICE INVESTIGATION & EVENT Reports. (click to enlarge)
Crime Scene Investigation.
COMMUNICATIONS: Event Report.
CAUSE OF DEATH.
Office of the Wayne County Medical Examiners: Case Registration Summary.
Police/Prosecutor Protocol Request.
Two months after Chris passed, I came across Steven Davis with his analytical breakdown of the reports. I was taken aback to learn that Steven, among some fans, believe Chris Cornell faked his own death.
I briefly communicated with Steven at the time and inquired about his conclusion. I certainly understood why he believes no death ever occurred. Steven mentioned an acquaintance of his worked at the MGM that night around the casino area. The acquaintance of Steven said she did not witness nor hear anything unusual on the night of Chris's death.
It was only after she arrived home does she learn of Chris's death at the hotel.
- No witnesses to any kind of commotion outside the MGM nor witnesses to ambulance, police, fans, etc. . .)
- No witnesses from the other rooms along side room #1136 to a supposed commotion of doors vigorously kicked.
- No CCTV footage of Martin Kirsten kicking in doors is ever made public.
I don't believe the footage even exists.
- No witnesses claiming to have seen Chris after the end of the final concert.
*I found one account to date from a fan who claimed to have witnessed Chris before Soundgarden's last gig.* Read the pinned comment HERE.
- No images or video clips of Chris signing autographs for fans outside of the MGM.
Outside the realm of possibility. . .
As much as I want to believe Chris is alive, safe and well somewhere on Earth, my heart holds strongly that he's no longer living. There's nothing compelling enough for me that would suggest in the slightest that Chris is alive and in hiding.
Of course, I know that would be the point.
If Chris had indeed "faked his own death", he would've also participated and accepted the highly falsified stories about himself, tarnished his own legacy and knowingly used his children to perpetuate a massive hoax.
Did Chris's children attend his funeral, take part in a statue unveiling in Seattle and accepted a musical award on his behalf while knowingly perpetuated their father's fake death?
I am not convinced.
I did carry the idea that Chris was alive after my exchange with Steven, but the thought was short lived. While I understand why Steven and some other fans believe Chris "faked his own death", I don't believe Steven considered all the evidence and circumstances to date surrounding Chris before and after he passed. Steven's reasoning, while not completely outside the realm of possibility, is highly unlikely my opinion.
I do admire and appreciate Steven's breakdown.
Room #1136 & Report Comparisons.
By Steven Davis.
Read and take note of the information compiled by Steven.
As always, come to your own conclusions.
The Chris and Vicky Cornell Foundation.
Shortly after Chris passed, I've read several discussions regarding the charity's possible mishandling of funds.
Forwarded was a link to a Reddit post covering the charity's questionable activities.
"A few things seem odd to me about the Chris and Vicky Cornell Foundation."
To my knowledge, the foundation is currently in good standing however, the organization personally for me remains in a bad light. I would never donate to the charity and anything associated with it.
Letter from a Relative.
The following post was made public on Reddit shortly after Chris's death. The individual who wrote the post claimes to be related to Chris. I cannot authenticate the post but from what's transpired long after Chris's death, I do believe the post is genuine.
Later on, the mysterious post was deleted.
I found out about this post from a Youtuber named "Nik" back in May/2017, who covered Chris's death as being suspicious. "Nik" provided a link to a screenshot of the post below, but I've obtained a larger version from doing an image search.
Overall, I do not subscribe to any gossip forums, including Reddit nor tune into those convoluted "blinds." The post here, indeed, I personally found remarkable.
I believe this is the original link to the post: "I know what really happened."
Scroll down the webpage to see the post.
Another piece of information I came across from the Youtuber "Nik". All I gathered from this screenshot is that the actress, Sonia Rockwell, had a close friendship with Chris.
The post of this screenshot has long been deleted.
With the discussions of a lengthy separation and a possible divorce considering the circumstances, they still remain rumours. There's no official documentation of a divorce made public that I'm aware of.
Jeffrey L. Schulman; Insurance Lawyer
Calling an insurance lawyer shortly after your spouse passed is suspicious to many. I understand protocols vary, but seeing as this was widely discussed, I took it into consideration.
Phone Records: Detroit Police Department 911 calls to service.
The Detroit News and other online news media outlets, reported times of 911 calls do not match the official DPD; 911 CALLS FOR SERVICE. The reported times and the official times were made clear to me by MDR's post of TMD's article: Phone Records Indicate Chris Cornell Death Timeline Is False?
DPD: 911 Calls for Service, September 20, 2016 - Present.
**Type in the "incident id number" from the screenshots provided in the search bar to obtain the specific times.**
*FIRST 911 call was made at 2017 May 18 12:59:47 AM.
*SECOND 911 call was made at 2017 May 18 01:52:09 AM. (53 minutes later)
*From what I've learned, the priority code #1 means “Dead On Arrival”.
So at 2017 May 18 01:52:09 AM, the medic (not the hotel medic) arrived and failed to resuscitate Chris. This actual record of the 911 calls strongly indicates Chris's 9 fractured ribs were inflicted on him prior and not due to CPR.
Evidence of Injury: HEAD INJURY.
The first documented exchange, between a friend of mine Renee S. DeCamillis and Vicky back in March/2018, with Vicky acknowledging for the first time Chris's head injury. Afterwards, Alt-Nation & The Detroit News published articles covering the head wound, but dismissed the injury as a "theory."
Two months after the exchange Renee had with Vicky, this partial documentation by DMCare Express was released to the public by Vicky.
Initially, Chris's head injury was evident the night he died.