Commentary: Adam Walsh's family gets justice but not closure

This editorial appeared in The Tri-City Herald.

For Adam Walsh's family, there will never be any such thing as closure.

That's a word made up by and for the uninvolved.

No one ever finds closure over the death of a loved one. The person dies, but the pain, the reality, the memories – especially the memories – remain for a lifetime.

Adam, of course, was the 6-year-old abducted from a mall in Hollywood, Fla., in 1981.

Abducted and murdered.

He'd been gone from his mother's side just seven minutes, left while she dashed over to the lamp department just 75 feet away, and just barely out of sight from where Adam and three other children, young teenagers, were playing with a floor model video game. Video games were a new thing then.

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