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best buy

from serial posted in radio by nevereatshreddedwheat

According to Jay (the boyfriend of Adnan's friend Stephanie), Adnan showed him Hae Min Lee's body in the trunk of her car in this Best Buy parking lot on January 13, 1999. Jay's testimony was the basis for the state's case against Adnan.

In episode 05 of WBEZ Chicago's podcast Serial, Sarah Koenig and her producer Dana prove it is possible to drive from WoodLawn High School, immediately after it lets out, to the Best Buy parking lot in under twenty-one minutes. This fits (just barely) the timeline during which the prosecution says Adnan killed Hae.

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leakin park

from serial posted in radio by nevereatshreddedwheat

On February 9, 1999 a maintenance man discovered Hae Min Lee's body in Baltimore's Leakin Park. According to Jay's testimony, this is where he and Adnan buried her on January 13th after Adnan killed her.

This part of Adnan's case is covered in episode 03 of WBEZ Chicago's podcast Serial.

Leakin Park, along with Gwynns Falls Park, covers over 1,200 acres and has a reputation in Baltimore as a dumping ground for murder victims. In season four of The Wire Bunk and Freamon search Leakin Park for bodies that they can tie to Marlo.

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woodlawn public library

from serial posted in radio by nevereatshreddedwheat

Adnan Syed may or may not have been at this public library near Woodlawn High School during the twenty-one minutes after school on January 13, 1999 when the prosecution said Hae Min Lee was killed. Asia McClain, a student at WoodLawn High School, claimed in a series of letters to have seen Adnan at this time. This would have provided an alibi for Adnan, but it was never used by his defense in the case.

You can find out more in episode 01 of WBEZ Chicago's podcast Serial.

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woodlawn high school

from serial posted in radio by nevereatshreddedwheat

On January 13, 1999, Hae Min Lee, a senior at Woodlawn High School in Baltimore County, disappeared. After her body was discovered a few weeks later, her ex-boyfriend Adnan Syed, also a senior at Woodlawn, was arrested for her murder. He was later convicted and then sentenced to life in June of the following year.

The case against Adnan is examined in depth in season one of Sarah Koenig's podcast Serial.

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north brother island

from typhoid mary posted in history by pete_nice

Although it's now off-limits to the public and currently serves as a bird sanctuary in the Harbor Heron Preserves project, North Brother Island was once a quarantine zone for people with infectious diseases.

North Brother Island held several cases of smallpox, tuberculosis, and other diseases, but the most famous resident was undoubtedly Typhoid Mary.

Mary Mallon, an Irish immigrant who worked as a cook, was visibly healthy to an inspection. After following a trail of fevers and infections in 1906, researcher George Soper connected the dots to Mallon.

Mary was an asymptomatic carrier of typhoid fever, meaning that she carried the disease without suffering from the symptoms. She was forcibly quarantined (twice) on North Brother Island until her death from a stroke there in 1938. She was 69 years old.

View a recent photo essay of the North Brother Island ruins.

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