According to Billboard Magazine, a new book “Alice In Chains: The Untold Story” reveals that Courtney Love tried to reach A I C singer Layne Staley to “see if he knew anything about Cobain’s death as Staley was also a frequent heroin user and the two ran in the same social circles.”
A few weeks after Cobain’s death, Jim Elmer [Layne Staley’s stepfather] got a call from Courtney Love,” writes author David de Sola. “She had been trying to get ahold of Layne and somehow got Elmer’s phone number. According to him, they spoke twice. ‘The gist of the conversation was that she was looking for Layne because she knew Layne and Kurt were friends and wanted to find out what happened the last few days, that she intimated to me that she was not happy with the outcome that it was a suicide. She thought there was more to it than that, and she wanted to chase down Layne and have a discussion with him.'”
Love was presumably looking for some more information on Cobain’s final days. It’s unknown whether she and Staley actually connected, or whether Staley even saw Cobain in his final days.