Walsh, Adam

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Walsh, Adam Gender: M
Adam John Walsh
born on 14 November 1974 at 12:15 (= 12:15 PM )
Place Miami Shores, Florida, 25n52, 80w12
Timezone EST h5w (is standard time)
Data source
Orig source not known
Rodden Rating C
Collector: Rodden
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_scocol.18.gif 21°57' s_mo.18.gif s_sagcol.18.gif 00°20 Asc.s_aqucol.18.gif 10°42'


American homicide victim, kidnapped and murdered by a pedophile. On 7/27/1982, the six-year-old Adam accompanied his mother, Reve, to a mall in Hollywood, Florida. While she did her shopping, Adam was left alone in the toy department for a brief time. When Reve returned, he was gone. Although the police were called immediately, they could find no trace of the little boy, and for the next 16 days, the investigation continued without any luck. On 8/12/1982, Adam’s severed head was found in a drainage ditch in Vero Beach, but the rest of his remains were never located.

The police department focused their attention on two major suspects. The first was a family friend who had had an affair with Adam’s mother, but he was ruled out because even Adam’s own father maintained the man’s innocence. The second suspect, a drifter, was imprisoned during the mid-80s, and from his prison cell, he stated that he had kidnapped and killed Adam. While the information he gave was plausible, little was done, and the case was never fully resolved.

The problems that the Walsh family encountered during the search for Adam prompted them to help create the first missing persons’ clearinghouse in the United States, Find The Children. It grew and expanded abroad before merging with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children in 1990. John Walsh became the host of "America’s Most Wanted" in the late 1980s, and a system called "Code Adam," designed to help find children separated from their parents, has been instituted in a number of stores nationwide.

Adam had no brothers or sisters during his brief time on earth, although his parents have since had three more children.

The identity of his killer was revealed by police in Hollywood, Fl on December 16, 2008:serial killer Ottis Toole. Toole had confessed to the slaying but recanted before his death in 1996.

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  • Crime : Kidnap Victimization 27 July 1982 (Left in toy dept. unsupervised, last seen alive)
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  • Misc. : Find something 12 August 1982 (Severed head found in drainage ditch)
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Source Notes

Biography by John Walsh, Adam's father, "Tears of Rage, p.28, "a nurse came out and told me our baby had been born." John gives his own data on p.9, that he was born December 26, 1945 Auburn, New York (time



  • Family : Childhood : Order of birth (First born)
  • Family : Childhood : Sibling circumstances (Three siblings after his death)
  • Passions : Criminal Victim : Homicide victim (Decapitated)
  • Passions : Criminal Victim : Kidnapping victim
  • Personal : Death : Short Life less than 29 Yrs (Age six)