Body of Connecticut shooter collected for burial

The body of the man who killed 26 people at a Connecticut primary school has been claimed for burial.

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

A candle-lit memorial service is held to remember the victims of the US school shootings. Credit: Reuters

Twenty-year-old Lanza killed 20 first-graders and six members of staff at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown on December 14.

He also killed his mother, Nancy, at their home before going on the rampage and then committing suicide.

A private funeral for Mrs Lanza was held in New Hampshire earlier this month.

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Newtown gunman body claimed

The body of the man who killed 27 people at a Connecticut primary school has been claimed for burial. An earlier report by he Reuters news agency that said Adam Lanza had actually been buried has since been retracted.