Who killed Adam Walsh? The abduction and death of this little boy has been one of those things on my mind for years. Wondering what really happened to him and who could possibly have done it.
Ever since my therapy days I've been intrigued by the stories of serial killers and mass murderers. I think I've read all the books. I don't think it was a ghoulish curiosity as much as a need to understand that kind of mind. The more details I could piece together, the more I could protect myself I think.
Some cases in particular seemed to grab my attention more than others. The case of Adam Walsh was one of those cases. True, his case always seemed to be in the fore front with his father's constant efforts as an activist for the rights of missing and exploited individuals........but it was more than that for me..........a wondering if it could somehow be connected to things like what had happened to me, I think.
Anyway they now believe they have the answers.....Otis Toole, a serial killer who died years ago. The case is officially closed. I imagine at some point there will even be another book written on the latest chapter in this story. But what galls me is the comments of Mount Holyoke College sociologist and criminologist Richard Moran who was quoted in this news story by the Associated Press as saying of John Walsh's efforts
What it also did is make children and adults alike exponentially more afraid.
Is this guy a total idiot? Does he not realize that the world is NOT a safe place for children and that vigilance is important if you want them to BE safe. You would think after all of this time and the many people that John Walsh has helped with his efforts that this supposedly educated man would be able to see the value in this work instead of dwelling on the negative side of it as if it created a problem instead of fulfilled a need.
And what irks me even more is that the Associated Press in this release about the solving of this murder chose to use the words of this imbecile as their closing words. Talk about trivializing the death of this child, not to mention discounting the work done in his name to make all children safer. What on earth were they thinking?