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Police Reveal Sex Toy Evidence in Unsolved 1988 Child Murder During Filming of America’s Most Wanted

John Walsh, host of the crime-solving series America’s Most Wanted visited Fort Wayne, Ind., yesterday along with a slew of cameras to film a second episode focused on the unsolved 1988 murder of 8-year-old April Marie Tinsley. The police department revealed a previously sealed piece of evidence: a large penis-shaped hand-crank sex toy that was found in a box inside a sears bag about 20 feet from Tinsley’s body.

Today in Crime History: Murder of Adam Walsh

On July 27, 1981, 6-year-old Adam Walsh was abducted from a Florida mall. He was later found decapitated. Adam’s father John Walsh, determined to prevent such crimes, went on to host America’s Most Wanted. A look at this and other child abductions.

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