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Chris Cornell Had “Ligature Mark” on “Neck, Throat Area,” Police Report Reveals

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The crime scene investigation, released through a Freedom of Information Act request, reveals more details about the Soundgarden frontman's shocking death.

Police have released the crime scene investigation report about the death of Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell in a Detroit hotel room in May.

The report released Tuesday through a Freedom of Information Act request states that the 52-year-old Cornell had a "well defined ligature mark present on the neck/throat area."

Cornell was found May 18 by his bodyguard, who had kicked in the door to the musician's room at the MGM Grand Casino Hotel. A resistance band was around Cornell's neck and the other end was attached to a clip over the top of the bathroom door.

Soundgarden had performed hours earlier in Detroit.

A medical examiner determined that Cornell hanged himself. An autopsy determined that Cornell had sedatives and an anti-anxiety drug in his system, but that they didn't contribute to his death.

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