I’m sure everybody remembers the show “America’s Most Wanted.” Remember how the man who hosted the show, John Walsh, was the father of a child who was abducted? And how he basically got his start on America’s Most Wanted through his advocacy done in the name of his son?
Well, there’s been an update in the case:
Police in Hollywood, Florida, said Tuesday that they are closing the investigation into the 1981 abduction and slaying of 6-year-old Adam Walsh.
Adam Walsh 6, disappeared from a mall in August, 1981. His head was found two weeks later, 120 miles away.
The boy’s abduction and slaying 27 years ago put missing children on the national agenda.
Police will name deceased drifter Ottis Toole, a convicted pedophile who died in prison in 1996, as the boy’s suspected killer, a law enforcement source told CNN.
Toole twice confessed to killing the boy — and twice recanted his story, saying he made it up. It could not be learned what, if any, new evidence exists.
It is every parents worst nightmare–and all I can say is I hope that this update will bring peace to Adam Walsh’s parents, family and loved ones.