Cache of Weapons, Ammunition Found in Sandy Hook Shooter’s Home

Search warrants released Thursday revealed new information about Adam Lanza, the man who shot and killed 20 children and six adults in Newtown, Conn., last year.

Results from an investigation last December of Lanza’s home revealed a cache of firearms and more than 1,000 rounds of ammunition. Investigators said a gun safe was recovered in Lanza’s bedroom, along with a check written to Lanza by his mother for the purchase of a C138. Lanza’s mother was found dead in her bedroom the day of the school shooting, the apparent victim of a gunshot to her forehead.

Officials also confiscated numerous journals, computer equipment and medical records from the home, as well as numerous receipts for recent gun purchases. Both a National Rifle Association (NRA) certificate in the name of Lanza’s mother and a clipped New York Times article profiling a 2008 school shooting were collected by officials.

Investigators also said several photographs of a dead body were recovered from Lanza’s residence; officials have not commented on the contents of any of the uncovered materials. Connecticut investigators have since turned the documents over to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI.)

The Hartford Courant reported that Danbury, Conn. State Attorney Stephen Sedensky requested that Judge John Blawie seal some information from the search warrants for an additional 90 days. A full state police investigation is expected to conclude this June.


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