Five Points – A Birdie Blind Item
In this “alternative religion,” the number five is important, largely because of a symbol associated with it.
In terms of rituals, there might be five men involved, with the often young victim strapped to a likeness of it – his or head at the bottom point.
Other times, it might be a ritual in five parts, carried out by a single adherent. This story involves the latter.
In decades past, there was a famous murder, still remembered achingly by many alive at the time.
It’s strange then to think that the person found to be responsible, but never charged, did not actually commit the crime.
Yes, there was a jail house confession, but a certain book tells a different story – the true story.
It’s author was there at the time.
No, not when it took place, but just before this story begins – the first part of the ritual.
You might be surprised to learn that it took place in public, at least a place anyone can go, but this type of abduction often does.
We’ll never know if the victim was lured, or threatened, only that the perp had been spotted in the hours before at the same location, trying to “pick up” young people of one sex.
(So now you know the second part, and even the third – both of which are the most heartbreaking.)
As for the fourth and fifth, these are the ones that came to most characterize the perp – especially the final one.
You see, while we may never know if this was his first murder, it certainly wasn’t his last.
How do we know he was a true believer?
A jail house confession, of course.
That’s what got him killed.
Jeffrey Lionel Dahmer
Also known as the Milwaukee Cannibal or the Milwaukee Monster, was an American serial killer and sex offender, who committed the rape, murder, and dismemberment of 17 men and boys from 1978 to 1991.
When this boy was abducted from a mall, the crime became an all-time mystery
In the summer of 1981, the abduction of Adam Walsh became one of South Florida’s most high-profile mysteries.
Who took the 6-year-old boy? What happened to him?
For years, the case remained open as Hollywood police looked for a killer. There were clues, some evidence, but no arrests.
Adam was in the toy department of a Sears store, his mother browsing nearby for lamps. Five minutes later, she couldn’t find a trace of her son.
Adam was abducted, and his head was eventually found in Vero Beach.
The case changed the way parents kept track of their children. And it propelled his father to become an advocate for missing children and eventually host the nationally televised show “America’s Most Wanted.”
In 2008, Hollywood police closed the case, pinning the crime on a drifter who they had zeroed in on for years. Ottis Toole died in prison in 1996, convicted of other crimes. He was never tried for Adam’s death.
Today, the Hollywood Mall and the Sears store are gone, replaced by a busy Target store.
The location? Across the street from police headquarters. – Read more here