Jeffrey Dahmer’s sick bid to avoid life in prison ‘linked’ to murder of America’s Most Wanted host John Walsh’s son English Headline

JEFFREY Dahmer told the FBI in 1992 that he would admit to killing John Walsh’s six-year-old son if it meant he could get the death penalty, even though he repeatedly denied the accusations.

At this point, Dahmer was in prison after admitting to killing 17 people in graphic detail and asked the FBI investigator why he would hide Adam Walsh’s murder, according to the transcript of the FBI interrogation obtained by The U.S. Sun.

Jeffrey Dahmer (pictured) claimed to be willing to say he murdered of Adam Walsh, 6, in 1981 if he get the death penalty, despite denying the accusations several times before


Jeffrey Dahmer (pictured) claimed to be willing to say he murdered of Adam Walsh, 6, in 1981 if he get the death penalty, despite denying the accusations several times beforeCredit: Alamy
Adam Walsh, 6, was kidnapped and murdered in 1981


Adam Walsh, 6, was kidnapped and murdered in 1981Credit: Justice For Adam

The investigator responded, “The devil’s advocate I mean, white shirts, those people that we always have to answer to they said, ‘Well he’s afraid of the death penalty.’ Florida has the death penalty,” according to the transcript.

Dahmer answered, “I would welcome the death penalty.”

The investigator noted Dahmer mentioned that last week.

“In fact, if I, if uh .. if that would get me the death penalty, I’d, I’d admit to it. You think it would? I’ll be fine. That’ll be fine with me,” Dahmer said.

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The investigator made it clear that law enforcement was looking for the “actual person responsible”.

“I don’t want to go on rotting away in this place,” said Dahmer, referring to the Columbia Correctional Facility in Portrage, Wisconsin.

That’s where the investigator conducted this August 13, 1992 interview, according to the FBI transcript.

Adam Walsh, son of America’s Most Wanted host John Walsh, was six years old in 1981 when someone kidnapped him from a mall in Hollywood, Florida and murdered him.

Adam’s head was severed from his body and found floating in a nearby canal weeks later, according to FBI documents, which fit Dahmer’s MO.

And Dahmer was in that area of Florida at the time after he drank his way out of the Army.

A witness, who claimed to see Adam’s abductor’s “profile” because he saw it from an angle, told the FBI that he “believed it to be Jeffrey” after seeing the killer’s picture in a newspaper, according to the transcript.

The investigator asked Dahmer point blank if he had anything to do with Adam’s death.

“I didn’t. You heard all the false leads about I supposedly had done something to some women in Germany.

“That was proven to be just bunk,” said Dahmer, referring to the theories that he murdered people in Germany during his time in the Army.


Dahmer was never charged with Adam Walsh’s murder, but there’s still strong speculation that Dahmer was responsible.

Retired FBI agent, Neil Purtell, told Radar Online in a recent interview that the local cops at the time messed up the investigation.

They were too focused on another suspect by the name of Ottis Toole, a convicted serial killer who lived near the mall where Adam vanished, Purtell told Radar Online.

Purtell was one of the first investigators on the scene when police discovered Dahmer’s apartment filled with human heads and other human remains.

“When I arrived on the gruesome scene with a local detective, we both looked at each other and whispered… ‘Adam,'” he told Radar Online.


In 2008, the cops announced that they concluded that Toole was the one who murdered Adam.

That year John Walsh said he was convinced that Toole did it as well.

“The not knowing has been a torture. That journey’s over,” he told Action News Jax.

“A lot of horrible memories in this police department looking for that little boy. Now I think it’s only fitting that it ends here, in this police department.”

Toole confessed to the killing, however, he then recanted his statement and died in prison in 1996.

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While he was in prison he confessed to the murder several times, but the cops didn’t believe him since he had a reputation for trying to take credit for murders that he had nothing to do with.

Police weren’t able to get a conviction against Toole due to failures in the search for Adam and lost evidence, The Independent reported.

John Walsh, Adam's father, went on to host America's Most Wanted after his son's death


John Walsh, Adam’s father, went on to host America’s Most Wanted after his son’s deathCredit: Getty Images – Getty
Dahmer admitted to killing 17 people and was charged and convicted of 16 of them


Dahmer admitted to killing 17 people and was charged and convicted of 16 of themCredit: Getty Images – Getty

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