1974 – Born on the 14th of November.
– Adam’s mother, Revé, let him play video games while she shopped at a Sears store in Hollywood, Florida, for a lamp. The children were making noise while playing the video game, and a 17-year-old security guard told the children to leave the shopping mall.
– When Revé returned to the video game section, she was frightened to find that Adam was not there. She then told a Sears associate, who announced over the intercom for Adam to meet his mother at one of the information desks. Revé later said that she had no confidence that Adam would be able to locate the desks
– Adam and his mother were never reunited. Investigators think Adam had been mistakenly associated with a group of older children who were causing trouble and told to leave the shopping mall. It is suspected that Adam was abducted near the front exterior of the store after the other boys went on their way.
1981 – Adam’s severed head was found in Vero Beach, Florida, canal on the 10th of August the rest of his remains were never recovered.
2006 – The U.S. Congress passed the Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act on the 25th of July, and President Bush signed it into law on the 27th of July.
2007 – Jeffrey Dahmer, arrested in Wisconsin in 1991 after killing more than a dozen men and boys, has also been named as a suspect in the Walsh murder. Some have suggested a Dahmer link to the case for many years, but the allegations earned widespread publicity.