Friday, July 10, 2015
Additional Context & A Call for Information About the Missing Police Interviews in the Adnan Syed Case
After yesterday's post, I realized that there was one witness who had his interview at Woodlawn High School recorded: Adnan's friend Ja'uan, who was referenced in Episode 5 of Serial. Indeed, during the episode, a portion of his recorded interview -- in which he said that Adnan and Hae used to hook up in the Best Buy parking lot -- was played. Here is the Progress Report for his interview:
As with other Progress Reports, the witness's name is listed and we have the cover sheet for the interview:
Like for some witnesses, but not for others, we actually have Ja'uan's interview. We will play clips from it in a future episode.
This takes me back to yesterday's post and the oddity of the Progress Report concerning the precinct interviews on April 1, 1999. Not only do we lack any notes/recordings of these interviews, but we also lack cover sheets and any indication from the Progress Report about the identity of the witnesses interviewed.
So, this is a bit of a call for information. If you are not Jay, Jenn, Debbie, "Cathy," or Mr. S and you were interviewed at the police precinct in connection with the Adnan Syed case, let us know. You could just be the key to this case.