“Every child abduction is a tragedy but the 1981 kidnap and murder of one six year old boy ultimately would provide the parents of thousands of missing children with a glimmer of hope amid their despair.” (Source: ABC’s Nightline, 12/16/08)
John and Reve Walsh lost their six year old son, Adam, 27 years ago and the crime has gone unsolved. During that time John Walsh has redirected his grief and heartache in positive directions and taken on the cause of helping other suffering parents to find justice. The Walshes have helped start a number of centers for missing and exploited children, have helped reform related legislation and John’s TV show America’s Most Wanted has helped capture more than a thousand fugitives. The Hollywood (Florida) Police Department announced the perpetrator of the crimes against Adam and declared the case closed today.
Thankfully, I’ve not had to endure the suffering with which John and Reve have had to live. I can only imagine that it has been 27 years of unrest. Everything that comes to mind just sounds trite and cliche, so I’ll simply say, “Thousands and thousands of prayers have been answered today. Sleep well Walsh family. Sleep well.”