The whole case is a mess. It's the exact reason the first season of Serial was so good. The story the police used to convict Adnan just doesn't stand up to serious investigation and leaves so many questions. Doesn't make him innocent. Just didn't happen the way they said it did.
Yep, I'm with you all on that. They thought he did it, and they twisted evidence and witnesses all over the shop to make sure they got the conviction.
But yeah, doesn't mean he is innocent.
HAP, you've gone further than me on this (I got started on Undisclosed, but I just flat out got sick of it all). Saving me doing the research myself, has anything further come up about these two things:
- The tip-off call to the cops to look into Adnan. Is it assumed this never happened?
- (I'm stretching memory here) Him writing 'I will kill" on the breakup note from her? Is that still legit?
The tip-off call to Adnan probably happened, in some form but just as likely a week or so earlier than stated. Other than not having a body by Feb 1 (when crimestoppers actually got a call) and having one by Feb 12 (when they said they got a call... no-body can find a record of a call in the crimestoppers records).
There's a reasonable chance it was Jay as he talked to cops at one point (why on earth else would that come into a missing persons/murder enquiry?) about a motorbike he wanted to buy, the cops had in their records a note of a motorbike for sale, and, in an earlier interview, Jay requested the tape stopped at one point when they asked if he wanted any consideration for his... help. As it's anonymous, crimestoppers doesn't have to be disclosed, but
if the cops know their prime witness is getting $3k for their... 'help'...
Yeah undisclosed is reasonably biased... it was started by his family friend Rabia... but a couple of the facts they've turned up, and most of the expert witnesses they've talked to stand pretty much alone. Some very, very awkward questions for the Baltimore cops, forensic experts & prosecutors.