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Quick Reference for Photos related to Adnan Syed’s case

This is a quick reference to help you look up photos the Baltimore City Police Department took while investigating Adnan Syed for Hae Min Lee’s murder and a few others that were widely distributed after the success of the Serial podcast. The first set were released by by Undisclosed Podcast with help from the MSNBC/Shift show The Docket and were recovered from the Baltimore Circuit Court archives. Another, larger set were included in an MPIA response from BPD and dumped, anonymously, on an internet forum. A few more police photos were published by Serial. There is a small amount of overlap, shown in the Undisclosed table.

This website does not contain any photos of Hae Min Lee’s body in Leakin Park or at autopsy, nor photos of the people involved in the case, beyond those which were very widely distributed by Serial etc. Please also see our privacy policies.

The photos linked below are jpegs, which are generally easier to use, but sometimes additional details are visible on the original files which were supplied as pdfs (if you look very closely). Find these here (for the Undisclosed photos) or, for the others, look in the MPIA file, section 3, pages 2223 to 2523 (includes a full set of duplicates). See Physical Evidence page for furt.her information about the police photos, particularly the Laboratory Division Mobile Unit reports (aka Fingerprint reports) which are supposed to list when and where all these photographs were taken.

Sourced from Baltimore court archives by Undisclosed

These photos were used as State’s Exhibits at trial. The Undisclosed Podcast team, with MSNBC’s The Docket, recovered these copies from the archives at Baltimore City Circuit Court. Not all of the photos described in the Trial Transcripts were published, e.g. those showing Hae Min Lee in Leakin Park were held back out of respect for her family.

UD Trial Photo # Description and Link MPIA page_ref

Leakin Park, 4400 block of N Franklintown Rd – Crime scene

1 Leakin Park, parking place on N Franklintown Rd. View from W to E. link here
2 Leakin Park, parking place and woods. View from road to N. link here
2a, 2b Cropped copies of photo above, showing a group of people in the woods likely standing around log and burial site and directly north of parking place. Look for white coats, dark coats and, especially, heads with male pattern baldness. links here and here
3 Leakin Park, parking place and woods. View from SE to NW. link here
4 Leakin Park, N Franklintown Rd, Parking place, vehicles cleared away, and woods. View from SE to NW. link here
5 Leakin Park, parking place (close view) and woods, View from S to N. Cars in lot behind 300 Edgewood. View from roadway looking north west. link here

Hae Min Lee’s car, Nissan Sentra. Behind 300 N Edgewood St

6 Front and side of Hae’s (small silver) car is just visible in middle distance next to blue van. link here 15 459 2225
7 Cars in lot behind 300 Edgewood. View from roadway looking north. Front of Hae’s (small silver) car is visible in the second row of cars, next to blue van. link here 15 459 2226
8 Hae’s car at Edgewood lot. External view from front driver side, parked on grass area. link here 15 459 2223
9 Hae’s car at Edgewood lot. External view from rear, parked on grass area. link here 15 459 2224

Hae Min Lee’s car, Nissan Sentra. At Baltimore PD HQ Vehicle Processing Unit.

10 Staged view of map book found in the Sentra. Torn out page of map book shows Woodlawn, Prattsville, Catonsville etc where Hae and friends lived, went to school, etc. Intact book is open at page showing the area just west of Bel Air, Harford County. link here
11 Hae’s car, interior front. Steering wheel column, ignition, wiper arm. link here
12 Hae’s car, interior trunk. Wide view, lacrosse stick, hockey stick, papers, black and red clothing.
link here
13 Hae’s car, interior rear. Miscellaneous items visible including shoes, book, clothing, map book, steering wheel lock and just visible torn page of map book. View from passenger side. link here
14 Hae’s car, interior rear. Miscellaneous items visible including map book, clothing, soft toy, empty floral wrap, clothes hanger. View from driver side. link here
15 Hae’s car, interior trunk. Paper items found including “Don note”. link here
16 Hae’s car, interior trunk. View of spare wheel under trunk liner and one of Adnan’s payslips. link here
17 Staged view of T-shirt from front seat of Sentra. Close up of pink/brown staining. link here
18 Staged view of T-shirt from front seat of Sentra. Wide view. link here
19 Hae’s car, interior front. View from driver side, shows T-shirt seen in previous photos. link here

Adnan Syed’s family’s home in Baltimore County

20 Adnan’s bedroom. Detective Ritz holding up Psychology text book in front of book shelf. link here 15 459 2258
21 Adnan’s bedroom. Psychology text book open on “desk” (a drop down shelf) and loose items within it: papers, cards, photos that relate to Hae and Adnan’s relationship. link here 15 459 2259

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Sourced from MPIA 15 459

 

Page # Description and Link

Hae Min Lee’s car, Nissan Sentra. Lot behind 300 N Edgewood Street

2423 Exterior of car, FSV 645, front. View south. link to jpg
2424 Exterior of car, FSV 645, rear. View north. link to jpg
2425 Hae’s car just visible with flash behind other cars. View W towards N Grantley St. link to jpg
2426 Hae’s car just visible with flash behind other cars. View N towards W Mulberry St. link to jpg

Adnan, after arrest, at BPD HQ, Homicide Office.

2438 Adnan mugshot at arrest, front. link to jpg
2439 Adnan mugshot at arrest, side. link to jpg
2440 Adnan mugshot at arrest, rear. link to jpg
2441 Adnan mugshot at arrest, side. link to jpg
2442 Adnan mugshot at arrest – close up of face. link to jpg

Adnan Syed’s car, Honda Accord. Search 1, Vehicle Processing Unit, BPD HQ.

2489 Adnan’s car. License plate FHW-202 link to jpg
2290 Adnan’s car. Exterior in garage, rear. link to jpg
2491 Adnan’s car. Exterior in garage, passenger side. link to jpg
2496 Adnan’s car. Exterior in garage, driver side. link to jpg
2497 Adnan’s car. Exterior in garage, front. link to jpg
2498 Adnan’s car. Exterior in garage, front. link to jpg
2499 Adnan’s car. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN). link to jpg
2295 Adnan’s car. Interior front, passenger side, wrestling glove and white envelope. link to jpg
2510 Adnan’s car. Interior front compartment, driver side. link to jpg
2511 Adnan’s car. Interior front compartment, driver side close up. link to jpg
2513 Adnan’s car. Close up of white envelope from interior front floor. link to jpg
2522 Adnan’s car. Close up of envelope w/passport photos from glove compartment. link to jpg
2308 Adnan’s car. Interior, rear passenger side of back seat including jeans with suspected blood. link to jpg
2509 Adnan’s car. Interior, rear backseat including jeans with suspected blood. link to jpg
2500 Adnan’s car. Interior rear, passenger side. link to jpg
2501 Adnan’s car. Interior rear, passenger side. link to jpg
2502 Adnan’s car. Interior rear footwell and carpet. link to jpg
2303 Adnan’s car. Interior rear footwell and carpet. link to jpg
2312 Adnan’s car. Interior rear driver side footwell with marker. link to jpg
2319 Adnan’s car. Interior rear footwell with marker. link to jpg
2520 Adnan’s car. Interior rear footwell with marker. link to jpg
2521 Adnan’s car. Interior rear footwell with marker. link to jpg
2304 Adnan’s car. Trunk, driver side with contents including folio. link to jpg
2505 Adnan’s car. Trunk with contents, center. Includes folio, t-shirt, glove, hanger, shoe. link to jpg
2306 Adnan’s car. Trunk with contents including glove, shoe, folio, t-shirt. link to jpg
2307 Adnan’s car. Trunk, close up of Tanveer’s work folio (notebook / planner?) link to jpg
2314 Adnan’s Compositions notebook (inside is undated school schedule / planner?) link to jpg
2315 Adnan’s Compositions notebook. link to jpg
2318 Computer disk (from trunk?) link to jpg
2523 White T-shirt from trunk. link to jpg
2492 Adnan’s car. Interior. Empty trunk. link to jpg
2493 Adnan’s car. Interior. Empty trunk. link to jpg
2494 Adnan’s car. Interior. Empty trunk. link to jpg
2487 Adnan’s car. Interior. Empty trunk with police evidence marker(s). link to jpg
2288 Adnan’s car. Interior. Empty trunk with marker(s). link to jpg
2316 Adnan’s car. Interior. Empty trunk with marker(s), link to jpg
2517 Adnan’s car. Interior. Empty trunk with marker(s), link to jpg

Search of Adnan Syed’s family’s home by County and City police.

2454 Home. Interior. Basement utility closet. Includes suede ‘Ramrod’ boots. link to jpg
2455 Home. Interior. Basement utility closet. Includes suede ‘Ramrod’ boots. link to jpg
2456 Home. Interior. Close up of Det Ritz holding suede ‘Ramrod’ boots. link to jpg
2450 Home. Interior. Papers spread out for viewing on Adnan’s cleared, wooden desk. link to jpg
2451 Home. Interior. Lint roller and unredacted search warrant on Adnan’s cleared wooden desk. link to jpg
2473 Home. Interior. Side view of Adnan’s desk. Papers, ointment, library book, lint roller. link to jpg
2258 Home. Interior. Adnan’s bedroom, papers inside psychology textbook. link to jpg
2459 Home. Interior. Det Ritz holding psychology textbook in front of bookshelf. link to jpg
2477 Home. Interior. Middle Bedroom (brother/s), dark brown “Timberland” boots. link to jpg
2262 Home. Interior. Middle bedroom (brother/s), metal desk drawer, torn papers. link to jpg
2263 Home. Interior. Middle bedroom (brother/s), metal desk drawer, torn papers. link to jpg
2453 Home. Interior. Middle bedroom (brother/s), metal desk drawer, phone. link to jpg
2457 Case number (CC#99-8B5801). link to jpg
2279 Case number (CC#99-8B5801). link to jpg

Adnan Syed’s car, Honda Accord. Search 2, City Lot, Pulawski Highway

2227 Adnan’s car. Exterior front. link to jpg
2428 Adnan’s car. Exterior rear. link to jpg
2429 Adnan’s car. Interior, driver seat link to jpg
2430 Adnan’s car. Interior, driver seat link to jpg
2431 Adnan’s car. Interior, front compartment link to jpg
2232 Adnan’s car. Interior, rear compartment. link to jpg
2433 Adnan’s car. Interior, roof liner link to jpg
2434 Adnan’s car. Interior, roof liner link to jpg
2435 Adnan’s car. Interior, front compartment carpet. link to jpg
2436 Adnan’s car. Interior, front compartment carpet. link to jpg
2437 Case number (CC#99-8B5801) link to jpg

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Sourced from Serial Podcast

These photos are sourced from Serial, they were either used directly in the podcast publicity, or given to media as publicity material for use in articles about the podcast.

Episode cover photos


Close up of Asia’s first letter to Adnan
, photo not added to wiki, link is to the full pdf copy of the letter
Hae and Adnan sitting with a group of friends
No Dumping Sign in Leakin Park (likely taken by Serial in winter 2013/14)
Hae’s Nissan at Edgewood lot, photo not added to wiki, link is to duplicate from police file
N Franklintown Road, Leakin Park (winter 2013/14?), photo not added to wiki, link is to duplicate from police file
Front view of Adnan at arrest
, photo not added to wiki, link is to duplicate from police file
Closeup of Adnan’s 2010 PCR Petition, photo not added to wiki, link is to pdf of Petition, not duplicate image
Freeze frame of Tina Gutierrez cross examining Jay Wilds
Detectives at grave side in Leakin Park
Extract from Woodlawn High School Yearbook (N.B. Redactions added by this site, no redactions in Serial’s press-pack copy)
Underside of Adnan’s suede ‘Ramrod’ boots, from the basement, photo not added to wiki, link is to duplicate from police file
Leakin Park, N Franklintown Road, people and cars at crime scene on 9 Feb 1999

Other photos originating from Serial

Another view of Leakin Park, N Franklintown Road, parking place, people and cars at crime scene on 9 Feb 1999
Yet another view of Leakin Park, N Franklintown Road, people and cars at crime scene on 9 Feb 1999
Adnan outdoors, wearing a white top with no sleeves (in 1998?)

 

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