Season One Update: Judge Orders New Trial

Maps, Documents, etc.

This is the place where we'll collect all the visual stuff in this story - maps, timelines, and a few pertinent documents that might pique your interest. You can click on each one to see it at a much friendlier size.

Season One Fall 2014

Asia's Letter to Adnan, March 1, 1999

This is the first letter Asia wrote to Adnan right after he was arrested. In it, she describes talking to him in the library on the afternoon that Hae disappeared. 

Ja’uan Gordon Interview, April 9, 1999

Detectives’ notes from an interview with Adnan’s friend Ja’uan Gordon.

Asia's Letter to Adnan, March 2, 1999

Asia's second letter to Adnan. In this one, she gives him a sense of the mood inside Woodlawn High School and the reaction to his arrest. 

AT&T Fax Cover Sheet

The cover sheet AT&T included with Adnan’s cell records had a disclaimer on it, which said “Any incoming calls will NOT be reliable information for location.”

Asia's Affidavit, March 25, 2000

Asia wrote this affidavit soon after Adnan was convicted, at the request of Rabia Chaudry, a friend of Adnan's family. 

Asia’s Affidavit, January 13, 2015

Asia wrote this affidavit after hearing prosecutor Kevin Urick on Serial. She reaffirms that she saw Adnan in the library on the day Hae disappeared. Asia says she decided not to testify at Adnan’s original post-conviction hearing in 2012, after a phone conversation she had with Urick. 

Asia's Notes From a Call With the Prosecutor, 2010

Asia McClain didn’t testify about her alibi affidavit in Adnan’s first post-conviction hearing in 2010.  She says prior to the hearing, she contacted prosecutor Kevin Urick to ask him about the case and he gave her the impression Adnan was certainly guilty so she decided not to get involved. These are the notes Asia says she took from that phone call. Brown in the “Brown is BS” comment, is Adnan’s current lawyer, C. Justin Brown.

Hae's note to Don

Detectives found this note from Hae to Don in Hae's car, when they recovered it on February 28, 1999.

Best Buy Architectural Plans

These architectural plans for the Best Buy on Security Boulevard date from November, 1994. They indicate a place for a payphone in the vestibule.

Timelines: January 13, 1999

Possible timelines of the events of January 13, 1999, based on Adnan's memory, court records, and three of Jay's statements: his first two recorded statements to the police and his testimony at the second trial.

People Map

A map of the relationships between some of the main people in the story. 

Ja'uan's Best Buy Map

In the case file, this hand-drawn map follows the detectives' notes on their interview with Ja'uan. We presume he was showing them where he and Adnan parked the day they went to Best Buy to smoke weed.

Jay's Best Buy Map

A map Jay drew for detectives of the Best Buy parking lot during his March 15, 1999 interview.

Who, What, When

A timeline of the case, from January 13, 1999 when Hae disappeared, to June 6, 2000 when Adnan was sentenced. 

Cell Phone Call Log

This is the call log from Adnan's cell phone for January 12 and January 13, 1999.

Cell Tower Map

This is a map of the key locations in the story and the cell towers that were triggered by Adnan's cell phone on January 13, 1999.

Evidence Map

Map of the gravesite and the locations where the police found evidence. The key is hard to read, so we circled the evidence and added some annotations explaining what each object is.

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