This is a guest post by Gina Watters. Gina lives in Chicago where she writes stories and listens to podcasts (usually instead of whatever it is she’s actually supposed to be doing).
On February 9, 1999, high-school senior Hae Min Lee was found strangled to death in a wooded park in Baltimore County, Maryland. Her ex-boyfriend and classmate Adnan Syed was convicted of her murder and has spent the last 15 years in prison for the crime. Lee’s murder, and the subsequent investigation, is the subject of Serial, a new podcast from the producers of This American Life.