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Adam Walsh

Born: Nov 14, 1974

Death: Jul 27, 1981

Birthplace: Hollywood

Nationality: United States

Adam Walsh

Date of Birth : Nov 14, 1974
Date of Death : Jul 27, 1981
Birth Place : Hollywood

Adam John Walsh was an American boy who was abducted from a Sears department store at the Hollywood Mall in Hollywood, Florida, on July 27, 1981, and later found murdered and decapitated. His death earned national publicity. His story was made into the 1983 television film Adam, seen by 38 million people in its original airing. His father, John Walsh, became an advocate for victims of violent crimes and the host of the television program America's Most Wanted. Convicted serial killer Ottis Toole confessed to Adam's murder but was never convicted for this specific crime due to loss of evidence and a recanted confession. Toole died of liver failure on September 15, 1996. Although no new evidence has come forth, on December 16, 2008, police announced that the Walsh case was now closed as they were satisfied that Toole was the murderer.

Also known as

  • Adam John Walsh


  • John Walsh
  • Revé Drew Walsh
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