My Short Conversation With Robin Peringer

Robin Peringer used to play drums with Elliott Smith during his last concerts, the two seemed inseparable in 2003, and the musician seemed to have been very present during Elliott’s final moments. You can spot him in Gil Reyes’ documentary ‘Searching for Elliott Smith’ and he was interviewed by Liam Gowing for his Spin article…

A Friend Of Jennifer Chiba Comes To Her Defense

Recently, I have exchanged a few messages with Karrie Kirchgessner, who knows Jennifer Chiba very well. As a matter of fact, she even called her ‘a dear friend of mine’. Karrie was nice enough to answer to me, even saying she ‘would like to help clear Chiba’s name; as she is entirely innocent’. I then…

Is It Even Reasonable To Consider Elliott Smith’s Death A Suicide?

Nothing in this post is new information, but it’s always good to summarize the facts in one single article. Here are once again the details of the autopsy (and only the cold facts) examined at the light of statistics taken from forensic literature. On October 21st, 2003, singer-songwriter Elliott Smith died in the Echo Park…

A Mysterious Blind Item Is Revealed To Be About Elliott Smith

A few weeks ago, a blind item posted on the website Crazydaysandnights was brought to my attention, with the idea that this could well be about Elliott Smith. This is what was posted: ‘Blind Item #12 – Reader Blind Item Think back to the biggest violent Rock Deaths of the last few decades and one will…

An Email From Detective King

First, I do NOT consider you a conspiracy theorist. By compiling peoples’ recollections in an effort to clarify an event, you’re merely doing what police do every day. Additionally, you seem to have a very good grasp on what is interpretation, opinion or speculation, and what is provable fact. Please know that I’m always grateful…

The Police Investigation Into Elliott Smith’s Death: Cold Or Open Case?

In the police investigation into Elliott Smith’s case, it’s important to understand the difference between an open case and a cold case. If you look at the definition of cold case, you get something like: a case ‘that has not yet been fully solved and is not the subject of a recent criminal investigation, but for…

Challenging The Theory That Elliott Smith Committed Suicide Is Not A Conspiracy Theory

For years, the term ‘Conspiracy theory’ has been used to describe theories associated with Elliott Smith’s death. This recent article published by Yahoo is unoriginally using the term once again: ‘It didn’t take long for conspiracy theories to circulate — implicating Chiba in the same vicious way that some Nirvana fanatics still steadfastly believe that Courtney Love…

An Email From Homicide Detective James King

I recently sent an email to detective James King, who is in charge of the investigation into Elliott Smith’s death. I wanted to let him know about a few things I had learned over the past few months. Here is his answer. I have not changed a word, and it means something that he took…

What Forensic Experts Have To Say About Elliott Smith’s Death

By now, I have received the opinion of several experts regarding the death of Elliott Smith, and if none of them can assert with certitude what happened that day, all of them have increased my suspicions regarding the suicide theory… to say the least. I wanted to gather them all here, in order to show…