facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

Push on to link Dahmer with boy's death

Feb. 6, 2007 at 7:01 AM   |   Comments

MILWAUKEE, Feb. 6 (UPI) -- There is a renewed effort by a Miami author to link the late serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer with the disappearance and death of a South Florida boy in 1981.

True crime author Arthur Jay Harris said he has uncovered witnesses who told police they saw Dahmer at a mall in Hollywood, Fla., north of Miami, the day 6-year-old Adam Walsh was abducted.

Only the boy's severed head was later found in a drainage canal, and the case remains open. The boy's father, John Walsh, went on to create the "America's Most Wanted" TV show.

Harris has support from retired FBI agent Neil Purtell, who worked on the Dahmer case, which eventually resulted in 15 life convictions for murder.

"It smelled. All the right smells were there. That's the way I looked at it," Purtell told WISN-TV, Milwaukee.

Dahmer was beaten to death by another inmate in a Wisconsin prison in November 1994.

© 2007 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Most Popular
1
Marijuana decriminalized in Philadelphia Marijuana decriminalized in Philadelphia
2
Reports claim Ukraine used cluster bombs in Donetsk city Reports claim Ukraine used cluster bombs in Donetsk city
3
Christian minister helps two lesbian couples sue Mississipi over same-sex marriage ban Christian minister helps two lesbian couples sue Mississipi over same-sex marriage ban
4
Liberals and conservatives get their news from different sources Liberals and conservatives get their news from different sources
5
Russia prepares militarization of Arctic Russia prepares militarization of Arctic
Trending News
Around the Web
x
Feedback