AMW - Adam Walsh Murder Case Solved
Police held a news conference at 2 p.m. this afternoon and stated that America's Most Wanted star John Walsh sons case is Solved.
HOLLYWOOD, Fla. - Authorities in South Florida have announced that they've finally solved 1981 killing of a little boy whose father later gained fame as the host of "America's Most Wanted."
Hollywood police held a news conference Tuesday afternoon to close the abduction and homicide case of 6-year-old Adam Walsh.
Adam's parents, John and Reve Walsh, long ago derided the investigation as botched. Both were at the news conference.
The boy went missing from a Hollywood mall on July 27, 1981. Fishermen discovered his severed head in a canal 120 miles away two weeks later. His body was never found.
So who is the Killer?
A serial killer named Ottis Toole, died in prison more than a decade ago.
Toole had confessed to the killing, but later recanted.
Toole's niece told the boy's father, John Walsh, her uncle gave a deathbed confession to the crime.