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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 An earlier report by he Reuters news agency that said Adam Lanza had actually been buried has since been retracted.

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Funeral held for Newtown gunman Adam Lanza

The gunman who killed 27 people and himself in Newtown, Connecticut, was buried at a private service over the weekend, a spokesman for his father said.

Gunman Adam Lanza killed 27 people including 20 children and his mother Nancy. Credit: NBC News

Peter Lanza claimed the body of his 20-year-old son Adam, the spokesman added.

Connecticut's chief medical examiner released Lanza's body on December 27.

The day after the second-deadliest school shooting in US history, Peter Lanza said in a statement: "Like so many of you, we are saddened, but struggling to make sense of what has transpired."

Update: Reuters have issued a correction on this story. Adam Lanza's body has been collected but not buried.

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