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Connecticut School Shooting: Gunman Adam Lanza's remains claimed for burial

A U.S. flag displays the name of 26 victims killed last week when a man opened fired at Sandy Hook Elementary School stands at a makeshift memorial in the Sandy Hook village of Newtown, Conn., Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012. For the most part, makeshift memorials honor the 26 victims allegedly killed by the gunman, Adam Lanza, who forced himself into the school on Dec. 14, 2012. In total, 27 people were killed as officials say Lanza shot and killed his mother, Nancy Lanza, at their home. Nancy Lanza is virtually nonexistent in the memorials. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez) Julio Cortez

A U.S. flag displaying the name of the 26 victims killed in a mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School stands at a makeshift memorial in Newtown, Conn., on Dec. 20, 2012
AP Photo/Julio Cortez

(CBS/AP) HARTFORD, Conn. - The body of Adam Lanza, the 20-year-old gunman who killed 26 people at a Connecticut elementary school, has been claimed for burial, anonymously.

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Connecticut Medical Examiner Wayne H. Carver II told the Hartford Courant that Lanza's remains were claimed several days ago by someone who wanted to remain anonymous.

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 later committing suicide. Police have not offered a motive for the killings.

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

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