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  • Genre:TRUE CRIME
  • SubGenre:Abductions, Kidnappings & Missing Persons
  • Language:English
  • Pages:384
  • Hardcover ISBN:9781732417144

Frustrated Witness!

The Complete Story of the Adam Walsh Case and Police Misconduct

by Willis Morgan

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"Frustrated Witness" unveils the truth about Adam Walsh's killer on July 27, 1981. Six-year-old Adam Walsh was abducted from the Hollywood Mall in Hollywood, Florida, and later found decapitated. The horror of the event would change America forever and bring about much-needed changes to child protection and safety laws.

Willis Morgan was at the Hollywood Mall on the same day. It was there that he had an unnerving encounter with serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer, known as the Milwaukee Cannibal, just before Adam went missing. However, his witness statements about Dahmer were rejected by the police, and he watched in frustration as they investigated and convicted Ottis Toole, knowing they had the wrong man. "Frustrated Witness," his book, details the various eyewitness accounts of the events of that fateful day in the mall and major flaws in the police investigation, to right a wrong that continues to haunt him. "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 murdered Adam Walsh. This includes statements of witnesses he tracked down, 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" presents a compelling wall of guilt that 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.
About the author
About the author Willis Morgan was born in Port Jefferson, Long Island, NY. He graduated from Bellport High School, then went to Suffolk County Community College before joining the United States Air Force as a security police officer. 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 in 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 over four 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 when Willis started writing his book, Frustrated Witness! Willis wants the world to know it was not Ottis Toole who murdered Adam.

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