NEWS & EVENTS

March

2014

All Things Crime - Five-part series
The Unsolved "Murder" of Adam Walsh"
Part One

The Crime News site "All Things Crime" hosted a 5-part series reviewing Harris's two Adam Walsh books. They include copies of documents and photographs, mostly from public record.

 

Part One: Might Adam Walsh not be dead?

 

In 1981, remains of a child were identified as Adam Walsh, but, incredibly, essential identification documents are missing from all the official files, and some of them apparently were never even created. Without them, prosecutors never could have charged anyone with the murder of Adam Walsh—and although police in 2008 closed the case, they never did.

March

2014

All Things Crime - Five-part series
The Unsolved "Murder" of Adam Walsh"
Part Two

Part Two: Were the remains of the child who was found and officially identified as Adam Walsh actually misidentified?

 

The child found two weeks after Adam disappeared, and identified as him, had a just-erupted top right front tooth, newly-released public record pictures and descriptions show. Adam, in his last-seen-alive description, also had a just-erupted top front tooth, but it was on his left side. Was the found child hastily misidentified as Adam?
 

March

2014

All Things Crime - Five-part series
The Unsolved "Murder" of Adam Walsh"
Part Three

Part Three: Did police close the Adam Walsh case on the wrong suspect?

 

With the assent and praise of John Walsh, in 2008 Hollywood Police “exceptionally closed” the then-27-year-old Adam Walsh case, blaming his murder on Ottis Toole, who had since died. But by 1984 police had concluded they had no evidence of Toole’s involvement, and in 2008, the police chief admitted there was no new evidence.

March

2014

All Things Crime - Five-part series
The Unsolved "Murder" of Adam Walsh"
Part Four

Part Four: Was Jeffrey Dahmer the abductor of Adam Walsh?

 

Police documents recently released into public record show that at the mall where Adam was last seen, seven separate witnesses saw a man with or close by Adam; all of them identify the man as Jeffrey Dahmer. A Miami police report, dated the same month that Adam disappeared, shows that Dahmer had a job about 20 minutes away from that mall.

 

March

2014

All Things Crime - Five-part series
The Unsolved "Murder" of Adam Walsh"
Part Five

Part Five: Could the man who says he is Adam Walsh possibly be him?

 

Is Adam Walsh alive? A man contacted Harris to say that he is Adam Walsh. In discussions with Adam’s last, best friend, the man recalled lengthy specifics of their close friendship, information not available on the Internet or elsewhere. To prove he is Adam, he wants a DNA comparison with Mr. and Mrs. Walsh, but they and the police have not responded.