Newtown Documents Released, Include Picture Of Lanza As A Child Holding Gun
On Friday afternoon, the Connecticut Department of Emergency services released thousands of pages of documents regarding the Sandy Hook shooting in Newtown, Connecticut. The documents included 911 transcripts, crime scene photos, and childhood pictures of Adam Lanza. The documents came as part of Connecticut police’s final report on the shooting, and some of them have been “redacted according to law,” particularly when they contained identifying information about children.
The report contained a lot of biographical details about Lanza and his home life. He apparently blacked out his windows with garbage bags, was diagnosed first with autism and then with Asperger’s, and was fascinated with school shootings. He was “weirded out” by Hurricane Sandy, and refused to leave his house afterwards, forcing him and his mother to stay in their Connecticut home without power.
As Bustle reported, authorities decided to release the investigation documents two weeks after releasing 911 tapes from the shooting:
One of the most harrowing of the documents was a picture of Lanza as a toddler, dressed in camouflage military garb with a gun in his mouth:
Despite these revelations, investigators weren’t able to identify a motive for the shooting.