NBC Evening News for Saturday, Oct 22, 1983
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(Studio) Florida Prison inmate said confessing to murder of 6 year old Adam Walsh; child's disappearance and murder recalled leading to Missing Children's Act and movie.
REPORTER: Connie Chung
(Miami, Florida) Alleged mass murderer Ottis Elwood Toole said confessing to Walsh's murder; details examined. [John and Reve WALSH - react to news.] Extent of search efforts for Adam and discovery of part of child's body in Florida recalled; their efforts said resulting in President Reagan signing Missing Children's Act, establishing central computer file on missing children. Scenes from NBC movie "Adam" shown. [John WALSH - notes continuing impact of son's murder.] Henry Lee Lucas, claiming as well to mass murders, said providing police with clues to Toole. [Florida police spokesperson Leroy HESSLER - feels pair's murders make Charles Manson look like Tom Sawyer.]
REPORTER: David Hazinski