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Popular podcast 'Serial' re-examines teen Hae Min Lee's murder

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Posted at 7:04 AM, Nov 24, 2014
and last updated 2014-11-24 13:24:04-05

Having been streamed millions of times, "Serial" has become a Thursday morning staple to many.

"Serial" is one story told only by audio in a series of weekly podcasts. There have been nine episodes so far, each released weekly and re-examining the 1999 murder of Maryland teenager Hae Min Lee.

As Serial brings flaws in the investigation to light, WMAR in Baltimore searched its archives for video that may be worth revisiting.

Check this link (http://goo.gl/fGDYNl) for updates as the WMAR staff continues to search its archives over the course of the next several days.

The podcast is taking an in-depth look at the final days of Lee's life and the investigation into her death. 

The first episode, "The Alibi," has newscaster Sarah Keonig trying to figure out the alibi of Lee's ex-boyfriend, who at 17 years old was convicted in the popular high school senior's death.

Serial is revisiting the case in what  many are describing as an “addictive” storytelling style.

According to a report by Time, the work of Serial has spawned a review of the case by The Innocence Project – a national litigation public policy organization dedicated to exonerating wrongfully convicted individuals through DNA testing and reforming the criminal justice system.

Lee disappeared on Jan. 13, 1999. Prosecutors argue she was killed in a Best Buy parking lot and her body was dumped in Leakin Park where it was found on Feb. 9, 1999.