|Hae Min Lee|
To give you kind of a backstory about Hae Min Lee and what happened to her - Hae Min Lee was an 18 year old South Korean American from Baltimore, Maryland who was found dead on Tuesday, February 9, 1999. As the death was caused to be by strangulation, Min Lee disappeared almost a month earlier on Wednesday, January 13, 1999. As a student of Woodland Hills high school.
According to an article published in the New York Times earlier this year, physical evidence collected in 1999 was not even tested during the initial trial. Additionally, Min Lee's rape kit which was administered was not properly examined. And according to an article published in 2014 by the Business Insider, the only thing that was discussed as being evidence during that time were body hairs found on Hae Min Lee which were clearly not hers. With evidence beyond a reasonable doubt, surely there should have been a thorough examination of this. Why on earth was the hair never tested for DNA evidence?
In addition to what seems to be a relatively botched investigation, I dug deeper into the realm and discovered that Syed's albi, Asia McClain (or Asia McClain Chapman) claims to have been talking with Adnan during the same hours he allegedly attacked Hae Min Lee in the Best Buy parking lot. McClain maintains this fact still until this day and has even published a book regarding this, but her testimony was ignored. Why? Because Syed's witness had two?
|Adnan Syed and Hae Min Lee with a group of friends.|
As baffling as this crime is, when I originally investigated this I didn't know what to think, as I had multiple theories as to what happened. Could Adnan Syed have really killed Hae Min Lee himself? Did Adnan Syed have help from another third party to kill Hae Min Lee? Did another third party close to Adnan Syed kill Hae Min Lee? Did one of Hae Min Lee's former boyfriends actually kill her? Did some serial stalker/killer from the area randomly choose Hae Min Lee as his next victim and kill her? Did the man (which many refer to as "Mr. S") who found Hae Min Lee actually the man who kill her?
I just knew that I wanted to know more because it was bothering not knowing what happened so I reached out to two psychic mediums I trust regarding the death of Hae Min Lee. These two psychics also confirmed that it was not Adnan Syed, but the same man that tried to report it as being Adnan Syed who committed the crime. They went on to say there was evidence that was overlooked and still some evidence that exists which proves this other person killed her. They described this person as being a former friend of Syed's who wants others to believe he killed her.
After receiving a description from both psychics, I believe they are both referring to Jay Wilds, Syed's former friend who was said to have originally reported the crime and claimed to have helped bury the body. But, did he actually kill Hae Min Lee? What would be his motive for doing so? And if so, why is he enmeshing himself into this?
Others have speculated other people, but none of those people knew Syed personally nor did they report the crime as being Syed. And lets separate fact from fiction, Wilds story has been extremely inconsistent. Lets not forget that Adnan's Syed attorney Rabia Chaudry said Wilds presented a minimum of 7 different stories with many more that possessed various narratives. Wilds also had witnesses including Jennifer Pusateri and woman identified as "Cathy" or also goes by the name "Christy", with Jenn presenting a story that was much different than the original story Jay Wilds shared.
|Jay Wilds takes the stand in 2000.|
So, what do I think happened?
I think Hae Min Lee was stalked, both physically and sexually assault and murdered in one of the most horrific ways by a man who was not only obsessed with her, but feared he would get in trouble for the crime.
Do I think Adnan Syed is guilty? According to an article published in the Baltimore Sun, multiple items were tested for DNA evidence. After testing various items for DNA in 2018, none of the items tested positive for Adnan Syed's DNA (which proves he did not kill her) and the only clear explanation is the fact he is innocent and did not kill Hae Min Lee.
So, do I believe Adnan Syed killed Hae Min Lee? No. I believe he is innocent. I believe the actual perpetrator who committed the crime feared it would link back to him, so he made it look like Syed was the one who did it. I also believe this person was a friend of Syed's at one point.
It is easy for the perpetrator to throw Adnan Syed under the bus simply because they knew him and the kind of decorum he exuded. The perpetrator also knew Syed burned bridges with Hae Min Lee's parents as it has been theorized the two relentlessly broke up during a big part of their relationship. I believe the person who murdered Hae Min Lee is a habitual yet compulsive liar who has more holes in their stories than the finest cheese in Lucerne. I also believe this person was a personal friend or was once a friend of Syed's to know the best way to frame him for the crime, as this individual presented many misleading statements with the intent to cover up his own indiscretions. But the big question everyone has is - who is it?
|Adnan Syed and Hae Min Lee.|
So, who do I think may have murdered her? Jay Wilds. Do I think he had help? It is very possible. Perhaps his alibi Jennifer Pusateri helped him clean up the crime scene the best she could or perhaps he did this alone, using Pusateri's alleged hatred of Min Lee as leverage. And in a frantic panic, I think he wanted to safeguard his guilt by blaming it on Syed because he was scared and knew Hae Min Lee's parents would believe and entertain the idea Syed killed their daughter simply because he knew they disliked him.
Jay Wilds stories are filled with many one-sided contradictions that do not add up and definitely do not epitomize any truth at all here. His phone records negate the possibility and the premise which proves he is more than just a witness to the said crime. One thing I noticed most (perhaps the biggest red flag) was when Wilds claimed Syed told him he committed the crime and then he denied being a friend Syed's before saying they were not close. In 1999 he admits they are casual acquaintances and not friends. If a person is not a friend let alone close to them, why would that person tell them they killed their ex girlfriend or planned on killing their ex girlfriend shortly before asking the said person to bury the body? This makes no sense and I cannot be the only one who thinks so.
Lets also not forget how Wilds said he had a long conversation with Syed regarding Syed's alleged plan to kill Min Lee. If you intend to murder someone, how can you discuss your plan in an 18 second phone call? Yes, this was revealed by Rabia Chaudry, Syed's attorney when phone records surfaced which prove the call only lasted 18 seconds. In addition to denying they are friends (which Wilds originally did) he is now implicating Syed as the perpetrator, saying Syed called him and they planned the murder during an 18 second time frame. This makes no sense.
Another red flag were the time frames of the stories themselves. Wilds and his key witness Jenn Pusateri claim they stopped by a young woman's house by the name of Stephanie McPherson. McPherson was a friend of both at the time. They claimed they both stopped by her house around 8:30 PM EST; however, she was at a basketball game playing until 10:30 PM EST. How is it possible? I listened to the Undisclosed Season 1, Episode 3: Jay's Day which reveals these vital facts. You can read the transcripts of his many cunningly concerted narratives here. The Undisclosed podcast is put together amazingly and really gives a fantastic explanation on this entire case.
|Adnan Syed in 2017.|
Did Jay Wilds kill Hae Min Lee? Perhaps yes and based on my own independent research of this case, I believe he is much more guilty than Adnan Syed, the man inculpated and helped get convicted of a crime, a crime I believe did not commit.
As Syed Adnan spends his life behind bars in a prison cell, all I can think about is justice and how unfair this is. Imagine being portrayed as guilty when you are completely innocent. Imagine living in a country where you are innocent until proven guilty, only for you to be found guilty when the evidence points other wise. Will justice ever happen? Is justice meant to happen? Perhaps not, but one can only hope something manifests which exposes the truth.