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Father Claims Body of Sandy Hook Shooter

A spokesperson for the family said Peter Lanza claimed the remains of Adam Lanza.

By Michael Melia
|  Monday, Dec 31, 2012  |  Updated 12:15 PM EDT
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Father Claims Body of Sandy Hook Shooter

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The father of the gunman who killed 26 people in a Connecticut school shooting has claimed his son's body.

A spokesman for the family said Monday that Peter Lanza claimed the remains of Adam Lanza on Thursday.  Private arragements were held over the weekend at an undisclosed location, the spokesperson said. 

20-year-old Adam Lanza killed 20 first-graders and six adults at the Sandy Hook Elementary School on Dec. 14. He also killed his mother in their Newtown home before going on the rampage and then committing suicide.

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

Peter Lanza lives in Stamford, Conn., and is a tax director at General Electric.

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