(March 28) -- A reexamination of evidence and witnesses by The Miami Herald in the nearly three-decade-old abduction and murder of Adam Walsh found
that Hollywood, Fla., police dismissed conflicting reports implicating serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer in the crime.
The detectives investigating the kidnapping of the 6-year-old freckled boy from Hollywood Mall in the summer of 1981 didn't follow up on witness
tips, lobbed less-than-pointed questions at Dahmer during an interrogation and pursued a suspect later named as the perpetrator despite his repeated
confessions and recantations, the Herald's investigation discovered.
Police closed the case in 2008, placing the guilt on Ottis Toole, a long-time suspect in Adam's murder who had died in prison in 1996. During
interviews, Toole admitted to the crime, then recanted his statements. Toole later signed a story rights deal with one of the detectives who
interrogated him and elicited one of his confessions.
"My opinion, as is most everyone else from the city of Hollywood, is that he did not do this killing,'' then-Lt. J.B. Smith said in 1984 about
Toole. "We can't confirm one thing he has said.''
Meanwhile, tips that placed Dahmer in the shopping mall and at the crime scene and details about a van that matched early descriptions of the
get-a-way vehicle, were at best pursued with little intensity, and at worst, ignored, according to the newspaper. Dahmer is a convicted serial killer
who targeted young boys and men and dismembered and ate his
This is a huge twist in this case, I wonder what John thinks about this new development in the case, I wonder if he will ever bring it up on his
What are your thoughts on these new developments?