Police Close Case On Tv Host Walsh's Murdered Son
American authorities have closed the case on the murder of U.S. TV host JOHN WALSH's son - 27 years after the child went missing.
The America's Most Wanted host's six-year-old son Adam Walsh was abducted in a Hollywood, Florida shopping mall in 1981. His head was discovered two weeks later, but his remains were never discovered.
The case has become one of America's most notorious unsolved murders.
But now police have closed the case - naming serial killer Ottis Toole as Walsh's suspected killer. He confessed to the crime in 1983 but was never tried for the murder as he later retracted his admission. Toole died in prison in 1996.
Hollywood Police Chief Chad Wagner says, "It is our determination and conclusion that Ottis Toole was the abductor and murderer of Adam Walsh. If (he) were alive today, he would be arrested."
Walsh, who has hosted the Fox network crime show since 1988, has been a long-time campaigner for children's rights, setting up the Adam Walsh Child Resource Center to help track missing and exploited children.