On December 16, 2008 - the nearly 30 year old case of Adam Walsh was finally solved. In a press conference held in Hollywood, FL, the chief of police said they determined that serial killer Ottis Toole was in fact the murderer of six year old, Adam. Mr. Walsh said at news the conference that "the waiting and not knowing has been torture." Toole died in prison of Cirrhosis in 1996 at the age of 49. He was serving five life sentences for murders unrelated to Adam's death.
Before the murder, I was so happy. We were building our dream project,
a $26 million hotel. I lost everything. I couldn't work. Our house went
into foreclosure. -to People magazine in 1997, explaining the
aftermath of his son's 1981 murder