Tuesday, August 11, 2015
I've been asked a lot recently about the possibility that the ride Adnan requested from Hae on January 13, 1999 could have been a ride to track practice. As I noted again yesterday, Adnan got these rides from Hae frequently, even after they had broken up in December. What I hadn't considered until today was the possibility that the requested ride might have been a ride from track practice.
I was looking through the notes of police interviews with faculty and staff at Woodlawn High School. One of these interviews was with the secretary to the principal:
The interview covered two subjects. The first was the trip that Adnan's father took with Alfreda Gil to pick up Adnan's school work so that Adnan could continue his studies. The secretary apparently thought that Gil was a defense investigator and took down her license plate number, leading to her phone records being subpoenaed the day after the secretary's interview:
The second subject was rides that Hae gave to Adnan. According to the secretary:
Did Hae similarly pick Adnan up from track practice, both before and after they broke up? It would seem to make some sense, given that the track at Woodlawn surrounds the football field.*
Krista has said that the ride that Adnan requested from Hae was a ride to his car. If the requested ride was a ride from track practice, this ride could have taken one of two forms. First, let's assume that Adnan did not know he was loaning Jay his car when he asked for the ride from Hae. In this scenario, Adnan could have been requesting a ride to his car similar to the ones that Hae used to give him from football practice (presumably to his own car).*
Second, if Adnan knew he was going to loan his car to Jay when he asked for the ride from Hae:
-if Jay was supposed to return Adnan's car to school before the end of track practice, it could have been a ride to Adnan's car at Woodlawn (similar to the rides that Hae ostensibly gave to Adnan after football practice); or
-if Jay was not supposed to return Adnan's car to school before the end of track practice, it could have been a ride to wherever Jay had the car.
Was the requested ride? I don't know, but it's certainly a possibility to consider.
*According to Coach Sye, practice was seemingly held at the track on January 13th.