When six-year-old Adam Walsh was abducted from the Hollywood Mall on July 27, 1981, and his severed head found at the Florida Turnpike, no one could have guessed that it would take police almost thirty years to find the culprit or that even then they had still got it all so wrong.
Willis Morgan was an eye witness at the mall the day Adam was taken, but rather than feel relief when the Hollywood Police Department finally convicted suspect Ottis Toole in 2008, he felt sick and frustrated. Frustrated that a young child was snatched from right in front of him. Frustrated that evidence, leads and witness testimony were lost. Frustrated that eyewitness testimony of Jeffrey Dahmer being at the Hollywood Mall the same day was disregarded. Frustrated because there was a compelling wall of evidence that it was Jeffrey Dahmer, the Milwaukee Cannibal, who killed Adam, and not Toole. And most of all frustrated because no justice has yet been served for Adam Walsh.
In his book “Frustrated Witness”, Morgan details his unnerving encounter with serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer in the mall, the other eyewitness accounts of that fateful day and major flaws in the police investigation.
“This is the account of Adam Walsh’s abduction and my attempts stretching across decades to find justice for him,” Morgan writes. “As much as this book is a case for Jeffrey Dahmer being Adam’s murderer, it is equally a study of how the Hollywood Police Department (HPD) conducted the homicide investigation.”
Morgan has left no stone unturned in his quest for the truth and “ Frustrated Witness” includes an incredible array of evidence he gathered, piece by painstaking piece, to prove Dahmer committed the murder of Adam Walsh.
This includes crime scenes he uncovered, police investigative reports he researched, an analysis of suspect composites and even the sordid details of
Dahmer’s murky past before he came to be known as America’s most notorious serial killer who dismembered, ate or kept parts of his victims.
“Frustrated Witness” not only implicates Dahmer but presents the facts to the court of public opinion, in the hope that it ultimately brings about justice for Adam Walsh.
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About the Author
In 1972 Willis moved to Miami and started working for the Miami Herald. In 1977 he became a supervisor in charge of the training program for the pressroom.
In 1981 Willis became involved in the Adam Walsh case after he had an encounter with one of America's most notorious serial killers, Jeffrey Dahmer, in Radio Shack located in the Hollywood Mall, Hollywood Florida. The day was July 27, 1981. This was the same day that Adam Walsh was abducted.
After being brushed off by the Hollywood Police Department when he tried to tell them what happened. Willis spent the next three decades trying to find justice for Adam.
After the Hollywood Police Department closed the case on December 16, 2008 pinning Adam's murder on a sycophantic serial confessor, Ottis Toole, Willis started tracking down other witnesses to find out where the police went wrong. It was also about that time Willis started writing his book Frustrated Witness! Willis wants the world to know it was not Ottis Toole that murdered Adam.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Reviewed by Jessyca Garcia for Readers' Favorite I found Frustrated Witness!: The Real Untold Story of the Adam Walsh Case by Willis Morgan absolutely fascinating. I used to love watching America’s Most Wanted and was surprised when John Walsh, the host’s own son, was murdered. Since I was young at the time, I did not follow the case and did not know much about it. However, I have followed Jeffrey Dahmer and stories about him. Morgan has done an amazing job of filling the book with actual facts, details, and information pertaining to the death of Adam Walsh. In Frustrated Witness, Morgan gives evidence that it is possible that Jeffrey Dahmer was involved in the murder of Adam Walsh. At first I was skeptical and thought it could be a coincidence that Dahmer was involved since he was living in Florida at the time. Reading the book has since changed my mind and I do believe that Dahmer was involved. The main thing I enjoyed about this book was that Morgan wrote about Dahmer’s life. I never knew that Dahmer served in the army. The way that Morgan told witnesses and victims' personal stories, with their approval, made the book hard to put down for me. The pictures that Morgan included of the victims and Dahmer made the story and his opinion of Dahmer more believable. I also liked that Morgan put in actual photos of the case files. The attention to detail in this book was truly astounding. Overall, I thought Morgan did an amazing job of presenting evidence that Dahmer could be involved in the death of Adam Walsh. He has made me a believer. I highly recommend Frustrated Witness to anyone who enjoys reading about true crime.