The Associated Press reported Monday that a family spokesman confirmed Lanza's father, Peter, claimed the body. Lanza's burial site also is being kept secret.
Lanza, 20, killed himself inside a classroom at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown on Dec. 14 after a shooting rampage that left 26 people dead in the school, including 20 children. Lanza earlier killed his mother, Nancy, at their house.
The funeral home that handled the body of his mother, the late Nancy Lanza, isn't answering any questions about whether they are involved with burying the 20-year-old. And, of course, there's nothing out of Peter Lanza himself or the rest of the members of the family.
The examiner has ruled Lanza's death a suicide, but he won't close the case until toxicology reports are completed. Scientists plan to study Lanza's DNA for abnormalities.
Authorities have not offered a motive for the killings. State police say they have been exploring all aspects of Adam Lanza's life, including his education, family history and medical treatment for clues.
"Our family is grieving along with all those who have been affected by this enormous tragedy," Peter Lanza said in a statement in the days after the shooting. "No words can truly express how heartbroken we are. We are in a state of disbelief and trying to find whatever answers we can. We too are asking why."
Peter Lanza lives in Stamford, Conn., and is an executive with GE Energy Financial Services.
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