Everything seems to come down to Wayne Williams this season. While on a stakeout in Atlanta, the police catch his car just as they hear a splash in a nearby river. Days later they find the body of an adult male. The then 23-year-old music promoter and photographer comes off as arrogant to Holden, who strongly believes that he is the perp in the child murder case.
When fibers from Williams's house match with the ones found on two adult victims, the police arrest him and quickly shut down the child murder cases, indirectly linking Williams to them. Today, Williams maintains his innocence. Twenty-seven of the child deaths and abductions remain unsolved and unprosecuted.