America's Most Wanted has issued the following statement regarding reports on the possibility of a connection between notorious convicted killer Jeffrey Dahmer and the murder of Adam Walsh:
"Despite news stories prompted by the publication of a recent article in a Florida newspaper, America's Most Wanted is aware of no credible information connecting Jeffrey Dahmer to the murder of Adam Walsh, the son of AMW's host, John Walsh.
AMW producers and investigators have been aware of rumors of such a connection for years. Several investigations have already discounted this theory. According to the police in Hollywood, Florida, where the abduction of Adam Walsh took place, a potential Dahmer connection was first investigated in 1991, and nothing was found to validate the story. Then, two years ago, when writer Arthur Harris approached the Hollywood Police Department with his theories, a detective was assigned full-time to reinvestigate the Dahmer leads and any new information provided by Harris. According to investigators, they found Harris' claims to be totally unsubstantiated.
John Walsh has long stated that he believes Ottis Toole to be responsible for the abduction and murder of six and a-half year-old Adam in July, 1981. However, because the case was never closed, Mr. Walsh feels that any potential new information should be thoroughly investigated, and he is confident that the Broward County District Attorney's Office will continue to do its job.
America's Most Wanted encourages anyone with information on unsolved crimes to come forward in a responsible way, to help victims and their families find justice."