Adnan's Story: The Case Of Hae Min Lee

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In 1999, two teenagers lost their lives, except one is still alive and behind bars. Adnan Musud Syed was convicted for the murder of his ex-girlfriend Hae Min Lee. Adnan’s story is told on a podcast called ‘Serial’ and hosted by Sarah Koenig and partner Julie Snyder. Hae Min Lee was a 17 year old girl in high school that went missing on January 13th 1999. Heads turned immediately to her ex-boyfriend Adnan Syed. It makes sense except the problem is he can’t remember what he was doing for the 21 minutes that Hae went missing. Adnan’s friend Jay Wilds implicated him of murdering Hae because he witnessed Adnan showing him the body. Now every person that was close to Adnan now had to remember what they were doing and where Adnan was on …show more content…
There were many pieces of evidence found at different scenes: a note in Hae’s car, a Brandy bottle and rope next to Hae’s body, and no fingerprints found at any of the scenes. Out of all the evidence found, fingerprints and DNA was not tested even though the forensics team said that they would. “We’re going to test them”He’s bluffing. They never do test.” -(Koenig, Sarah. Serial). This is either the result of lazy scientists or they don’t feel like this case is important because of the many cases of bodies found in Leakin Park. Knowing that Hae died of strangulation, fingerprints should have been tested from her neck. Adnan and Jay both admitted to drinking so they could have tested the Brandy bottle for DNA as well. The only physical evidence that police had any concern about letters from a girl named Asia McClain who was a fellow peer to Adnan. She claims that on the day of the murder, she seen Adnan in the library. She wrote letters explaining how she witnessed him in the library …show more content…
Her statement was not brought up in trial which excludes this evidence from Adnan’s case. Going back to the Brandy bottle, another suspect emerges; Mr. S. Mr. S. was the man who found Hae’s body out in the woods when he went to go to the bathroom. Investigators asked him if the bottle could have been his and he agreed saying that he threw his bottles out of his truck when he drove by the woods. He then did argue that he did not kill Hae because he was just going to the bathroom really quick and happened to stumble upon her body. Investigators the dismissed him from being a suspect although they did have their suspicions about the bottle. Now thinking if Mr. S. didn’t kill Hae, and neither did Adnan, who did? The answer is no one knows, but a lot of evidence points to Jay as being the suspect. He knew a lot of details about what happened and even knew where Hae’s car was located when Adnan and Jay supposedly hid it. Adnan looks more innocent when having a mindset that Jay was the murderer and blaming his buddy so that he could get away with

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