Since Serial hit the podcast charts in December 2014, Don Clinedinst has remained largely an enigma.
Don, who was 22-years-old at the time of Hae’s disappearance, was never thoroughly investigated by police as he had an alibi for the day of her murder.
However, Don’s alibi and his behaviour around the time of Hae’s disappearance are now being called into question.
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Here’s everything we learned about Don Clinedinst from The Case Against Adnan Syed:
1. Don’s mum was his alibi
In Serial, we discovered that Don had an alibi for the time period in which Hae disappeared. He was working at a local LensCrafter store and his manager confirmed his whereabouts.
However, in The Case Against Adnan Syed, we learn that the manager who confirmed Don’s alibi was actually his mother.
It’s for this reason that Rabia Chaudry, Adnan’s family friend and the lawyer who first brought the case to Sarah Koenig, believes Don should be re-investigated.
“Don Clinedinst—his investigation was completely flawed. We have absolutely no idea where he was that day. I’m not saying that I think he’s guilty. I just think that he deserves another look,” she told The Washingtonian.
2. Don had scratches and bandages on his arm.
In episode one we learn that Don, who was four years older than Hae, was acting suspiciously around the time of her disappearance.
Someone who worked with Don at LensCrafters, said the then 22-year-old had scratch marks and bandages on his forearms when he was telling them about Hae’s disappearance.