Adam Lanza’s body has been claimed for burial after an anonymous person stepped forward to bury the 20-year-old who two weeks ago killed 26 people in a shooting rampage at Sandy Hook Elementary School.
There are not many details about who claimed Lanza’s body or where his burial site will be. His father, Peter Lanza, had not been in contact with his son much in the past two years, and State Medical Examiner Wayne H. Carver II would not comment on whether it was Peter or someone representing him who claimed Adam Lanza’s body.
A medical examiner had ruled Lanza’s death a suicide, though results of a toxicology test are still pending before the case can be finalized, the Hartford Courant noted. Geneticists from the University of Connecticut are also studying Lanza’s DNA to look for mutations or abnormalities that could provide insight on why he opened fire on the school full of children after killing his mother.
Authorities have searched desperately to find a motive for Adam Lanza’s shooting. Police say he left behind no writings or journal, and investigators were frustrated to find that before embarking on the rampage at Sandy Hook Elementary School, Lanza destroyed his home computer. Though computer forensic experts are trying to restore his hard drive, they say they may never know if he left information about a motive for the shooting.
Nancy Lanza’s body was already claimed by a funeral home in her native New Hampshire and she was buried in a private ceremony, the New York Times noted.