On December 16, 2008 Hollywood, Fla. Police Chief Chadwick E. Wagner has formally closed the Adam Walsh case . Adam Walsh was the son of John Walsh, host of America’s Most Wanted. Adam was abducted from a Hollywood, Florida mall and murdered more than 27 years ago.
Throughout the last 27 years, the police were investigating this case. They have concluded that from all of the evidence presented to them they have concluded that it is clear and irrefutable that Ottis Toole was the abductor and killer of Adam. This conclusion is based on a vast amount of circumstantial evidence.
Ottis Toole died in prison over ten years ago but was a known pedophile and a convicted murderer. As a result, no formal, legal action will be taken and the Walsh family has agreed not to seek any legal action.
The Hollywood Police Department decided to announce their findings in the interest of justice as well as for closure for the Walsh family.
In a comment from John Walsh he said, “We can now move forward knowing positively who killed our beautiful little boy. We, along with our children, Meghan, Callahan and Hayden, pray for the thousands of parents of murdered and still-missing children. We continue to fight for their safety, and to make sure that no child — especially Adam — died in vain.”