This is a solemn day. Adam Walsh’s killer has been identified. NP Posted reports that John Walsh, father of Adam and founder of America’s Most Wanted has been advised of the killing.
Who is Adam Walsh?
Adam Walsh was a six-year-old boy who disappeared from a shopping mall and was found decapitated. His father, John channeled his rage toward finding criminals by starting an unforgiving television show called America’s Most Wanted.
The man identified as the killer is a man who apparently confessed named Ottis Toole.
Ottis Toole confessed to the killing several times but also recanted. However, as the lawman who made a statement with respect to Toole said, Toole was the only viable suspect they ever had.
Toole grew up in a family where there was strict religion as well as Satanism. Further, Toole was forced into bestiality. He had a number of physical and mental conditions and was considered possibly retarded. Toole was a confirmed homosexual although he was married at times.
While Toole’s murdering career was somewhat limited, he ultimately met Henry Lee Lucas.
Toole and Lucas entered into a homosexual relationship and they collaborated on possibly hundreds of murders.
Henry Lee Lucas was raised by a mother who was mean and a prostitute. He ultimately killed her. He was stabbed in the left eye and since his mother wouldn’t call a doctor until it was too late, he lost the eye and had to wear a glass one.
Toole was in the area when Adam Walsh was murdered.
The commentary on the case suggests that many mistakes were made in the case within the investigation.
Of interest is that Henry Lee Lucas’ death sentence was commuted by then Governor George W. Bush.
As I read this article I am sure that the Walsh family feels a sense of relief and closure after 27 years and a feeling of accomplishment but it is so sad.
While I can see how these men were “created,” I have to wonder how people like that are missed time after time in the penal system, especially when it comes to something like murder. Further, it seems that serial killers make a case for capital punishment especially in certain situations.
Adam Walsh’s killer has been identified. The number of people who lost their lives due to the actions of him and his friend are unknown.
And so it goes.