Tags: newtown | shooter | lanza | body

Morgue Releases Newtown Shooter Adam Lanza's Body

Monday, 31 Dec 2012 02:01 PM

By Dale Eisinger

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
The father of Newtown school shooter Adam Lanza claimed his son’s body from a Connecticut morgue late last week for an undisclosed burial.
 
Peter Lanza, the 20-year-old gunman’s father, claimed the body on Thursday, Errol Cockfield, a family spokesman, confirmed on Monday. The family declined to say where or when Adam Lanza would be buried, according to CNN.
 
Peter Lanza had been divorced from Nancy Lanza when her son shot her to death as she slept on Dec. 14 before taking two of her handguns and an assault rifle to the Sandy Hook Elementary School where he killed 26 more people, 20 of them children. He then killed himself.
 
A funeral for Nancy Lanza was held a few days later.
 
Initial news reports, corrected later on the day of the shooting, said Peter Lanza had been found shot to death.
 
Peter Lanza released a statement follow the shootings, saying his family was "grieving along with all those who have been affected by this enormous tragedy."
 
"Our hearts go out to the families and friends who lost loved ones and to all those who were injured," the statement said. "We are in a state of disbelief and trying to find whatever answers we can. We, too, are asking why."
 
When Adam Lanza's body was first retrieved, it wasn't clear who had claimed it. The Connecticut chief medical examiner’s office declined to comment on the identity of the person, according to The New York Times.
 
Investigators have released few details regarding Adam Lanza, a reclusive and quiet young man. There still has yet to be a motive established in the case, although it was confirmed that he had attended Sandy Hook Elementary when he was much younger.
 
A relative told investigators that he suffered from a mild form of autism but this has yet to be confirmed.
 
Geneticists at the University of Connecticut have plans to study Adam Lanza's DNA to try to gain some insight into what drove him to the shootings. 
 
 
 
 

© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Send me more news as it happens.
 
 
Get me on The Wire
Send me more news as it happens.
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
You May Also Like

Arrest: Airport Man's Rampage - Naked - Ends in Hospital Stay

Monday, 24 Nov 2014 14:24 PM

A man who was arrested after a naked rampage at Boston's Logan Airport is still in the hospital after he fell through th . . .

Black Seadevil Anglerfish With 'Headlight' Captured on Video

Monday, 24 Nov 2014 12:43 PM

A black seadevil anglerfish, the rarely seen deep-water creature with its own "headlight," was captured on video about 2 . . .

Rudy Giuliani's Black-on-Black Crime Views Spark Firestorm

Monday, 24 Nov 2014 12:13 PM

Rudy Giuliani said on "Meet the Press" this weekend that he wishes the media would pay more attention to the far more ra . . .

Top Stories

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved