Serial Visualized

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Our attempt to map the witness testimony & the cell phone records FROM the state’s case against Adnan Syed For the last year, I've spent every working day trying to figure out where a high school kid was for an hour after school one day in 1999-- or if you want to get technical about it, and apparently I do, where a high school kid was for 21 minutes after school one day in 1999. -sarah koenig, episode 1 SERIAL: VISUALIZED Monica, Brian, Scott, and Gregg work together at Propoint in NYC, and like you, are obsessed with Serial. Unable to keep the facts straight ourselves—let’s not even get into what are or are not the facts—we did what we do everyday at work: made things visual. This is the result.

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  • Our attempt to map the witness testimony & the cell

    phone records FROM the states case against Adnan Syed

    For the last year, I've spent every working day trying to figure out where a high school kid was for an hour after school one day in 1999-- or if you want to get technical about it, and apparently I do, where a high school kid was for 21 minutes after school one day in 1999.

    -sarah koenig, episode 1

    SERIAL: VISUALIZED

    Monica, Brian, Scott, and Gregg work together at Propoint in NYC, and like you, are obsessed with Serial. Unable to keep the facts straight ourselveslets not even get into what are or are not the factswe did what we do everyday at work: made things visual. This is the result.

  • PATAPSCOSTATE PARK

    LEAKINPARK

    2:45pm

    3:00pm

    2:36pm

    1

    they leave haes car

    2

    side of towerpinged

    doesntCOINCIDEW/story

    locationsequence

    pathCOINCIDESW/story

    # alternatepath omitted in trial

    Can we all agree that whatever happened to Hae probably didnt involve a 2:36 p.m. call from that phone booth saying Come and get me Im at Best Buy?

    -sarah koenig, episode 9

    window of opportunity

    2:15-2:36PM

    adnan shows jay the body at best buy

    ~2:45PM

    they leave haes car at 1-70 park & ride ~3:00PM

    11

    22

    incoming call: come get me at best buy

    2:36PM

    BALTIMORE

  • PATAPSCOSTATE PARK

    LEAKINPARK

    3

    2

    3:00pm

    3:22pm

    3:15pm

    3:21pm

    3:32pm

    -sarah koenig, episode 6

    they leave haes car at 1-70 park & ride

    ~3:00PM

    OUTGOING call: JENN

    3:21PM

    adnan & jay at the woodlawn golf course 3:22PM33

    22

    incoming call: ?

    3:15PM

    OUTGOING call: NISHA

    3:32PM

    Out of all the calls on the log, this is the one that I think of as the smoking gun call...there are seven outgoing calls on the log, six of them are to people Jay knows, the seventh is to Nisha, someone only Adnan knew.

    BALTIMORE

    side of towerpinged

    doesntCOINCIDEW/story

    locationsequence pathCOINCIDES

    W/story# alternatepath omitted

    in trial

  • PATAPSCOSTATE PARK

    LEAKINPARK

    4B

    4A

    3

    side of towerpinged

    doesntCOINCIDEW/story

    locationsequence pathCOINCIDES

    W/story# alternatepath omitted

    in trial

    4:45pm

    4:30pm

    3:22pm

    adnan & jay AT the woodlawn golf course

    3:22PM

    INCOMING call: adnans mother?

    4:27PM

    they SMOKE AT patapsco~4:00-4:30PM

    4B4B

    4A4A

    33

    OUTGOING call: JENN

    4:12PM

    INCOMING call: ?

    4:58PM

    OUTGOING call: KRISTA

    5:38PM

    JAY DROPS ADNAN AT TRACK PRACTICe

    ~4:30-4:45PM

    4:27pm

    4:58pm

    4:12pm

    5:38pm

    This is the next stop in the itinerary to a place known as the Cliffs at Patapsco State Park... yeah, this just seems absurd. Its threesay its between 3:45 and 3:50 now in their world. If Im Adnan and I need to be seen for track [practice], Im freaking out right now, that I need to get back for track to have an alibi.

    -sarah koenig, episode 5

    BALTIMORE

  • PATAPSCOSTATE PARK

    LEAKINPARK

    5

    4B

    JAY PICKS UP ADNAN from TRACK PRACTICE

    ~5:45PM

    INCOMING call: haes brother or aisha?

    6:07PM

    INCOMING call: haes brother or aisha?6:09PM

    They arrive at CATHYS HOUSE

    ~6:00-6:35PM

    INCOMING call: officer adcock

    6:24PM6:09pm

    6:07pm

    6:24pm

    4B4B

    55

    5:45pm

    6:35pm

    It was about six oclock at night. And they all three, Adnan, Jay, and Cathy, acknowledge being together at the apartment, theres no dispute about that.

    -sarah koenig, episode 6

    BALTIMORE

    side of towerpinged

    doesntCOINCIDEW/story

    locationsequence pathCOINCIDES

    W/story# alternatepath omitted

    in trial

  • PATAPSCOSTATE PARK

    LEAKINPARK

    5

    6

    side of towerpinged

    doesntCOINCIDEW/story

    locationsequence pathCOINCIDES

    W/story# alternatepath omitted

    in trial

    Jay follows Adnan out, leaves his hat and smokes behind, Cathy says. They go downstairs and then, she says, they get in a car and just sit there in the car for a while.

    6:45pm

    6:35pm

    -sarah koenig, episode 6

    BALTIMORE

    they leave CATHYS HOUSE

    ~6:35PM

    they get shovels from JAYS HOUSE

    ~6:45PM55

    66

  • PATAPSCOSTATE PARK

    LEAKINPARK

    2

    4

    6

    7

    8

    Then Jay goes to McDonalds back by school to wait for Adnan, says hes there waiting for about 20 minutes, then they drive all around

    -sarah koenig, episode 6

    6:45pm

    BALTIMORE

    6:50pm

    7:00pm

    6:59pm

    7:00pm

    They leave jays house

    ~6:45PM

    they pick up haes car at 1-70 park & ride

    ~6:50PM

    outgoing call: yaser

    ~6:59PM77

    88

    66

    jay & adnan meet at mcdonalds

    7:00PM

    OUTGOING call: JENN 7:00PM

    side of towerpinged

    doesntCOINCIDEW/story

    locationsequence pathCOINCIDES

    W/story# alternatepath omitted

    in trial

  • PATAPSCOSTATE PARK

    LEAKINPARK

    9

    8

    7:09pm

    7:16pmBALTIMORE

    7:05pm

    7:00pm

    Since the range of that Leakin Park tower reaches beyond just the territory of the park, could they have been someplace else besides digging a grave in the actual park?

    -sarah koenig, episode 5

    they leave mcdonalds

    ~7:00PM

    INCOMING call: jenn

    7:09PM

    incoming call: ?7:16PM

    88

    99they arrive at leakin park to bury the body

    ~7:05PMSince the range of that Leakin Park tower reaches beyond just the territory of the park, could they have been someplace else besides digging a grave in the actual park?

    -sarah koenig, episode 5

    side of towerpinged

    doesntCOINCIDEW/story

    locationsequence pathCOINCIDES

    W/story# alternatepath omitted

    in trial

  • PATAPSCOSTATE PARK

    LEAKINPARK

    10

    9

    I told them the truth, I did not show them a location that was true, no.

    -jay, episode 5

    8:04pm

    8:05pm

    ADNAN & JAY LEAVE LEAKIN PARK

    ~8:00PM

    OUTGOING call: JENN

    8:05PM

    ADNAN DROPS off jay at the mall~8:15PM

    OUTGOING call: JENN

    8:04PM

    1010

    99

    8:00pm

    8:15pm BALTIMORE

    side of towerpinged

    doesntCOINCIDEW/story

    locationsequence pathCOINCIDES

    W/story# alternatepath omitted

    in trial

  • As listeners, weve struggled to hold all the details of Serial and the case against Adnan Syed in our vision.

    With this infographic, we set out to provide some clarity with the help of multiple listenings of the podcast

    and support from the Serial website, user contributions on Reddit, our own estimations, and rudimentary math.

    We hoped to get closer to some version of truth, but under scrutiny, the details themselves became

    slipperier. That alone may say something. Maybe our journey here can help you with yours.

    Prosecutor Casey Murphy said to the jury in her closing statement, quote: The most important thing for you to remember about Jays testimony is that it does not stand alone. It is corroborated. She added, The cell phone records support what those witnesses say, and the witnesses support what those cell phone records say. Theres no way around it.

    -sarah koenig, episode 5

    5:38pm2:36pm