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LITTLE Adam Walshe was kidnapped and murdered over 40 years ago, but his name has lived on in a Walmart code that alerts employees of a missing child.

Code Adam,” which is used by Walmart and hundreds of thousands of locations across the United States, was inspired by 6-year-old Adam Walshe who vanished from a department store in 1981.

Adam Walsh was abducted from a department store and killed when he was 6 years old


Adam Walsh was abducted from a department store and killed when he was 6 years oldCredit: Twitter/@MissingKids; John Walsh
Police concluded that Ottis Toole was the one who murdered Adam in 1981


Police concluded that Ottis Toole was the one who murdered Adam in 1981Credit: AP
Adam's dad, John Walsh went on the host America's Most Wanted and co-founded an organization that created "Code Adam"


Adam’s dad, John Walsh went on the host America’s Most Wanted and co-founded an organization that created “Code Adam”Credit: AP

In July of that year, Adam was abducted in Sears at the Hollywood Mall in Florida.

A little over two weeks after Adam was taken, his severed head was found floating in a drainage canal.

Adam’s dad, John Walsh, went on to host the TV show America’s Most Wanted for 24 seasons after his son’s unjust death.

John and Revé, Adam’s mom, created the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, which started the “Code Adam” program.

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In Walmart, if a “Code Adam” is issued, every employee must stop what they are doing and be given the description of a child who went missing, so that they can search for them.

Police will be called if store employees can’t find the child within a short period of time.

According to the organization’s website: the program is designed to help public places “ensure that they have safety protocols in place to respond quickly and effectively to situations involving a missing child.”

“Code Adam” is used in establishments like businesses, parks, and government buildings.

In 2008, the cops announced that they concluded that Ottis Toole, a convicted serial killer, was the one who murdered Adam, however, Toole died 12 years earlier.

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.

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.


A former FBI agent recently revealed a connection between Adam’s murder and serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer.

The retired agent, Neil Purtell, told Radar Online in September, that local cops were too focused on Toole, who lived near the mall where Adam disappeared.

But, Purtell claimed that the case may have been linked to Dahmer.

Witnesses said they saw a man matching Dahmer’s description stalking Adam at the mall before he was taken.

Dahmer, who was originally from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, lived nearby in Miami Beach after serving in the military.

Although, that wasn’t the only mysterious link to Dahmer.

The way Adam died was also in line with Dahmer’s mode of operation – his head was severed from his body.

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

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

However, Dahmer publicly denied any involvement in Adam’s murder and the cops eventually stopped looking at him as a suspect.

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