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John Walsh: "Today Is a Good Day"

12/16/2008 5:28 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

After 27 years, the killer of John Walsh's 6-year-old son was finally identified as Ottis Toole, and during a tearful press conference just moments ago, the "AMW" host made one thing clear, "Justice delayed is not justice denied."

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Police said there was no new evidence in the case -- and that there had been enough to close the case "many years ago." The killer, a convicted pedophile, died in prison in 1996.

Despite his death, Walsh believes Toole is "getting what he deserves."

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Janet    

God bless the Walsh family. They have given up so much of their lives over the senseless death of their son. Through John, they have put their grief into action and have helped countless numbers of people and other children in our world. May God grant them the peace knowing that Adam's murderer has been identified and may they continue to have the strength to help others.

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Sharren    

My heart just breaks for this family. Nobody deserves to have their child taken away like that.

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18.

R    

God bless the Walsh family and all others who have lost an innocent child.

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bsb fan    

During the press conference they explained that there was a lot of difficulty in the police department and they had all this information, but it was hard to put it together because of the time lapse and stuff like that...

The Toole.... said he did it and then he took it back... and they had this huge book full of things that happened and the man from the Hollywood police department -- just finally went through it all and made it official...

it was just a lot of stuff with the cops and things like that..

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AMRYLE    

HOW COULD ANYONE SAY THAT ABOUT A PARENT THAT HAS LOST A CHILD??? THERE IS SOMETHING WRONG WITH YOU! THAT IS JUST SAD!

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21.

jj    

This is truly sad..why do kids have to be murdered? SICK BASTARDS!!! Anonymous UR GOING TO HELL!!

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steve    

boo hoo he lost his son so have a lot of people except when a non celeb famoly dies noone knows and he had a son/ kids old old story it happened over 20 years ago no one cares anymore they all forgot

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23.

Ken    

It's a slow month for ratings so this works out perfectly since Fox will hype the hell out of it and we can all tune in Saturday night.

Yeah, yeah, I am a jerk but you people fall for this staged media crap all the time. The ironic part is that you are all on a site that exposes these frauds all the time.

Yes, I feel bad for the Walsh family. Yes, John Walsh has done little over the past 20 years but promote John Walsh. Ask his ex wife about his opportunism. Nah, you won't. Why bother. It is easier to give this guy a pass and believe everything the cops say. Afterall, the cops would never lie to you and Fox would never sit on an announcemnet until a slow week for ratings.

2075 days ago
24.

truth    

I BET TMZ IS ANON # 1 COMMENT. i BET TMZ PUT IT OUT THERE TO GET A RISE AND COMMENTS ON THIS SITE BECAUSE TMZ WRITERS ARE OPPORTUNISTS PEICES OF CRAP THAT WOULD KILL THEIR OWN CHILDREN FOR PUBLICITY

2075 days ago
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Roger Moore    

>>Yes, I feel bad for the Walsh family. Yes, John Walsh has done little over the past 20 years but promote John Walsh. Ask his ex wife about his opportunism.

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Roger Moore    

Agree to agree, Ken

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linda    

God bless John Walsh and Reve, Adam's mom. I hope you are all at peace. Thank you for all the
good you have accomplished. May your hearts be especially lifted this holiday season, and may
the coming new year bring you the happiness of old. I admire you.

2075 days ago
28.

MJ    

Done little? It's because of the Walsh that the Center for Missing and Exploited Children was created. It was
because of him that there is now a nationwide database on missing children. It used to be handled locally which meant that once a child was taken out of an immediate area, it was almost impossible to find them because other police departments didn't know anything about it. Like him or not, but John Walsh has played a MAJOR role in standardizing a nationwide system for tracking missing children.

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Mom of a murdered daughter    

Sometimes the only way to go on is by doing something to help others, to prove (to yourself) you are worthy of having had your child, even for a short time. Anyone can get on your nerves if you watch too much, that's why there are so many channels. Most Wanted has helped other families, after losing your own, to prevent such a loss for one family, or to help even one find the offender, it is worth the criticism from those who thankfully do not understand - and hopefully never will.
The victim in this is Adam. May he rest in peace, may he know the truth is finally confirmed for his family.

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steve    

what people have forgotten is the reason why his son died in the first place what u people are forgeting is that if john walsh had any protection / did anything too protect his family in the first place his son wouldnt have been kidnaped and then murderd and he would still have his son wouldnt he great job john u killed your own kid basicly when u left your famiy unprotected idiot

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