Conn. Gunman Adam Lanza's Remains Claimed By Dad

By: CBS News, Posted by Chelsey Moran
By: CBS News, Posted by Chelsey Moran

HARTFORD, CONN. The body of the young man who killed 26 people in the second-largest school shooting in U.S. history has been claimed by his father.

A spokesman for the family said Monday that Peter Lanza claimed the remains of 20-year-old Adam Lanza.

He said there were private arrangements over the weekend, but he won't elaborate.

Adam Lanza killed 20 children and six adults at a Connecticut school on Dec. 14. He also killed his mother before going on the rampage and then killed himself.

The attack prompted President Barack Obama to push for "real action, right now" on gun violence.

Lanza's burial site is being kept secret, the Hartford Courant reports.

A private funeral was held earlier this month in New Hampshire for his mother, Nancy Lanza.

Police have not offered a motive for the killings.

Connecticut Medical Examiner Wayne H. Carver II has asked geneticists from the University of Connecticut to study Lanza's DNA for any mutations or other abnormalities that could shed light on his motivation for the shootings, the Courant says.

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