Police: Evidence On Conn. Shooter’s Hard Drive Possibly Destroyed

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NEWTON, Conn. — Investigators have so far been unable to retrieve data from a computer taken from Connecticut school gunman Adam Lanza’s home, a law enforcement official said.

It appears that Lanza had smashed the computer, extensively damaging the hard drive, and the FBI is assisting Connecticut State Police in trying to retrieve data from the computer, the official said.

It’s not known if the information can be retrieved.

Also on Tuesday, the New York Post reported medications typically prescribed for mental illness were not found inside the Lanza home. Lanza’s parents had previously told people their son had Asperberger’s syndrome, a form of high functioning autism.

Besides finding Lanza’s smashed computer, investigators said they also took cell phones and computer games.

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On Tuesday, Connecticut Chief Medical Examiner H. Wayne Carver revealed Lanza’s mother was shot four times in the head while she slept in her bed.

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