John and Revé Walsh Hold a Press Conference on the Solving of Adam Walsh’s Murder by Ottis Toole

Today, the Hollywood, Florida Police Department announced that the case of Adam Walsh’s murder had been solved and that Ottis Toole, a long-time suspect was indeed the killer.  This decision was made by Police Chief Chad Wagner, the Hollywood Police Department, the Broward County District Attorney’s office, and the Walsh family.

After Adam was murdered, John and Revé Walsh, Adam’s parents, became advocates for missing children and founded the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.  The Walshs also helped in getting the Missing Children Act of 1982, Missing Children’s Assistance Act of 1984, and Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act of 2006 passed.

Here’s 3 clips of today’s press conference (all courtesy of MSNBC).  The first is Chief Wager’s statement:

And here is Revé’s statement to the press:

And lastly, here is John’s statement at the press conference:

Well, I am happy that this case has  finally been solved.  I’ve always watched America’s Most Wanted, and I have a lot of respect of the Walsh family and what they do.  I am glad that justice was finally served for little Adam.  My thoughts and prayers are with all the other families who have gone through what the Walsh family has gone through these past 27 years.

Done Reporting,

Ranting Republican


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7 Responses to “John and Revé Walsh Hold a Press Conference on the Solving of Adam Walsh’s Murder by Ottis Toole”

  1. Hanz Klaus Says:

    child safety is really important… the internet can help or hurt…. glad to see you helping…

  2. Tony in Chattanooga Says:

    I dont believe this crap!
    Lucas and O’toole claimed to kill many people while in prison. Many of which were proven to be false. They knew they would be studied and scrutinized for years before they both died from natural causes. It is SO easy for the Hollywood, Fla, police dept to say it is solved when there is no one to try in court. I dont want to hear about new evidence 27 years later, when they lost evidence years ago. Im a retired cop with 30 years and was on the street when this Walsh boy disappeared. This is baloney! How convenient for the Chief of Police to solve a 27 year old crime that no one else could, and get his name in the news. I dont believe it for a minute. The body was never found, only the head. O’Toole told them, but it was never found, where he said it was. He claimed to belong to the cult, Hand of Death. Yeah, Oh!, bullshhhhhht. He and Henry Lee Lucas was found to be liars, many many times. Im surprised John Walsh believes this crap. Sorry John, but your sons acclaimed killer is a known liar and the Hollywood Chief of Police is too. Trying to clear a case and make a name for himself. What a travesty of justice to claim that a man who has been dead for 12 years, and a proven liar was responsible. Shame on them both. I dont believe this crap for a second.

  3. inkslwc Says:

    The fact that he recanted the story (twice) did make me suspicious, but why would the police chief wait until now to do this?

  4. sevenfigincomes Says:

    Wow definitely interesting seeing all this happen. I’m really curious as to how this will unfold.

  5. tina Says:

    how pathetic that revenge counts for justice – that seriously flawed police work counts for justice – that the death of a human being is being used in this manner – and what about the adults that turn up missing or are unsolved “murders”, why are children apparently so much more important than those adults. John claims not to be about revenge, liar! And he asks God to bless others, yet he does not harbor the attitude toward a “sinner” that God asks – hypocrite! Adam “didn’t die in vain” what is that supposed to mean! The Adam Walsh act is victimizing far more people than one little boy – that is disgraceful! The US incarcerates more of its citizens than any other nation on the planet because of the prevelant attitude of revenge – John and Reve are the best examples of that attitude. Simply pathetic!

  6. inkslwc Says:

    Tina, what would you have us do with criminals if we didn’t incarcerate tehm?

  7. Lucy Says:

    Right after all these years I had been performing this physical exercise considering it was going to whip
    me in shape, wow!

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