On the day Adam Walsh was abducted from a Florida mall in 1981, the author of Frustrated Witness, Willis Morgan, had a strange encounter with a dirty,On the day Adam Walsh was abducted from a Florida mall in 1981, the author of Frustrated Witness, Willis Morgan, had a strange encounter with a dirty, disheveled man in that very same mall. Mr. Morgan was disturbed enough by the stranger’s appearance and actions to follow the stranger into Sears and watch him enter the toy department. At that time, Mr. Morgan had no idea who the stranger was, in fact, it wasn’t until years later that he realized the stranger was most likely Jeffrey Dahmer, and that he could easily have been his victim.
Willis Morgan presents a compelling if largely circumstantial case for Jeffrey Dahmer being the sadistic killer behind Adam Walsh’s death. I say circumstantial only because after over 30 years with both Dahmer and Toole (the man accused and posthumously “convicted” of killing Adam) there is little chance of actual proof.
Morgan paints a picture of police corruption, negligence and the deliberate disregard for witnesses and evidence. He pulls pages from the 7000+ page case file to prove his findings. He has painstakingly tracked down other witnesses who were at the mall that day. In almost every case even though so much time has passed the witnesses remember the events of that fateful day. They also had no difficulty in recognizing an artist’s composite sketch of Dahmer, and rejecting the one of Toole. Unbelievably, even though most of the witnesses tried to tell their stories to the police, they were ignored.
There is also quite a bit of research done on Dahmer’s stint in the armed forces. Dahmer was stationed in Germany, and not surprisingly there was more than one unsolved brutal murder close to his assignment.
Morgan feels compelled to tell Adam’s story and have his case tried in the court of public opinion. He has spent his money tracking down leads, paid for a polygraph, and even attempted to contact the Walsh’s to tell them what he saw. No one asked Mr. Morgan to do these things, in fact, many people, and especially the police officials responsible for the cover-up have tried to make him stop.
Some might call Morgan obsessed, I think the title of the book is apter. Mr. Morgan is frustrated. Frustrated that he knows the truth. Frustrated that no one wants to hear it. ...more