Out-of-state family to claim body of shooter's mom

December 20, 2012 - 7:32 AM
APTOPIX Connecticut School Shooting

A police cruiser sits in the driveway as crime scene tape surrounds the home of Nancy Lanza, Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012, in Newtown, Conn. Nancy Lanza was killed by her son Adam Lanza before he forced his way into Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown Friday and opened fire, killing many others, including 20 children. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut's chief medical examiner says arrangements are being made out of state for the burial of the mother of Adam Lanza, who fatally shot 20 children and six adults in a Newtown elementary school.

The New Haven Register reports (http://bit.ly/T9lc3X ) that Dr. H. Wayne Carver said a funeral home outside Connecticut wants to claim the body of Nancy Lanza, who was shot last Friday by her son shortly before he headed to Sandy Hook Elementary School where he went on a deadly rampage.

Carver says he doesn't know the name of the funeral home, but says police in New Hampshire are fielding questions from the media. Nancy Lanza once lived in New Hampshire and her brother is a retired police captain in Kingston, N.H.

Carver wouldn't say whether Adam Lanza's body remains unclaimed.

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Information from: New Haven Register, http://www.nhregister.com