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Remains of Conn. gunman claimed for burial

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State Police respond to shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, Newtown, Connecticut.

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HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) – The body of the man who killed 26 people at a Connecticut elementary school has been claimed for burial.

The New York Times  reported Sunday that the remains of Adam Lanza had been claimed, citing the office of Connecticut’s chief medical examiner.

A spokeswoman at the medical examiner’s office told The Associated Press she could not release any details about the status of Lanza’s remains.

The 20-year-old Lanza killed 20 first-graders and six educators 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.

Police have not offered a motive for the killings.

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