Elliott Smith

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  1. Grant B

    Grant B Producer

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    Ran across this and thought it might interest some

    JANUARY 8--Los Angeles investigators probing the recent stabbing death of
    alt rocker Elliott Smith could not classify the incident as a suicide
    because several aspects of the knifing were not consistent with suicide and
    "raise the possibility of homicide." According to the autopsy report, police
    discovered what appeared to be a suicide note--written on a Post-it
    note--when they responded to his home on October 21. "I'm so sorry-love,
    Elliot God forgive me," the note read, according to the report (a coroner's
    official told TSG that Smith's first name was misspelled in the report).
    And, the report concludes, Smith's history of depression and the "location
    and direction" of two stab wounds "are consistent with self-infliction."
    However, other aspects of Smith's death have caused investigators to wonder
    whether the performer was killed. The autopsy report cited the absence of
    "hesitation wounds," the presence of "possible defensive wounds," and
    "stabbing through clothing" as atypical of suicide. In addition, the actions
    of Smith's live-in girlfriend, musician Jennifer Chiba, were of concern to
    investigators. Chiba initially told cops that she had argued with Smith, 34,
    in their home and, at one point, locked herself in the bathroom. Chiba
    emerged when she heard Smith scream, and saw him standing with "a knife
    sticking out of his chest." The medical examiner noted that Chiba's
    "reported removal of the knife and subsequent refusal to speak with
    detectives are all of concern."
     
  2. Hunter P

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    Well, I was a skeptical about the suicide when he first died. It seems even more fishy as more info on the autopsy gets released. I checked his bio and I saw no history of him being a samurai.
     
  3. Grant B

    Grant B Producer

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    Knifing is not the norm in sucides unless you are a samari
     

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