Wednesday, January 6, 2016
A couple of days ago, I posted an entry about the evidence supporting the theory that the police first interviewed Jay (1) before Jenn; and (2) before February 28, 1999. In response, a commenter noted that Detective MacGillivary gave the following testimony about interviewing Jenn:
Q: And at that point you didn't know the name of Jay Wilds, right?
Q: So you didn't ask her about Jay Wilds?
This is the State's official story: They initially talked to Jenn on January February 26th without any prior awareness of Jay and only sought him out after Jenn mentioned him during an interview.
Susan Simpson, however, forwarded me this document from the files, which contains information about calls made to and from Adnan's cell phone on January 12th and 13th:
There is no date on this document, but it seems like it is from mid-February, before the police interviewed Jenn. Why? For almost every phone call, the police haven't identified the person who actually received the phone call. Instead, only the person on the account is listed. The 3:59 P.M. call on January 13th lists "D. F....," not Patrick or Patrice (who was interviewed on March 11th). Several calls are made to "H.... M...," a relative of Krista (who was interviewed on March 1st). Calls to "M. N...." are calls to Nisha.*
Finally, calls to "A.... Pusateri" are calls made to Jenn. In this document, however, these are not identified as calls made to Jenn, despite the fact that both Jenn and Cathy say that the detectives were specifically looking for Jenn on February 26th.** Indeed, the only phone call where the actual recipient of the phone call is listed is in the bottom left of the document. On the left, you can part of the name of the person on the account. As you move to the right, you can see the name "Jay Wilds," highlighted and in parenthesis. On the right of the document, you can see that "Calls to A.... Pusateri [address redacted]" is also highlighted, but there is no parenthetical listing Jenn's name.
This seems to directly contradict the claim that State officials did not know Jay's name until talking to Jenn. My best guess would be that the State learned Jay's name first, which is why it is listed and highlighted on this document. Then, it was Jay who led them to Jenn and/or the Pusateri residence, which is why her relative's account is highlighted but her name is not listed.
*It's possible that "M. N....:" is Nisha because she was on the account, but I actually think it is a relative's name.
**Detective MacGillivary contends that he did not know Jenn's name on February 26th and instead was merely going to the (redacted) address listed on the above document to see who received the calls.