Sandy Hook Report Offers Grim Details of Adam Lanza's Bedroom

PHOTO: Danbury State’s Attorney released his report on the investigation into the Dec. 14, 2012, shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School. PlayJudicial District of Danbury
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intro: The gunman who opened fire on Sandy Hook elementary school last December, killing 20 students and six staff members, had collected mass murder memorabilia, including newspaper clippings, in his bedroom before the shooting.

Stockpiled in the bedroom that he almost never left were news reports about school shootings, video games that allowed the user to role play a mass shooting, and grisly photos of a dead human, covered in blood and wrapped in plastic. There were also funny videos, pictures of hamsters, and videos of him playing Dance Dance Revolution.

Lanza, 20, killed his mother at the home they shared on the morning of Dec. 14 before continuing onto the Sandy Hook school. There, he killed 26 people, mostly first graders, before taking his own life.

The report released today offers the first look at Lanza's secretive bedroom, in which he allowed no one - not even his mother - to enter, as well as his basement game room.

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quicklist: 1 title: Video Games text:

  • "Left for Dead"
  • "Metal Gear Solid"
  • "Dead Rising"
  • "Half Life"
  • "Battlefield"
  • "Call of Duty"
  • "Grand Theft Auto"
  • "Shin Megami Tensei"
  • "Dynasty Warriors"
  • "Vice City"
  • "Team Fortress"
  • "Doom"


    quicklist: 2 title: GPS Showing Trips to Sandy Hook text: Investigators found a GPS that recorded a trip from Lanza's house to an area near the Sandy Hook school the day before the shooting, between 2:09 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. on Dec. 13. media:

  • quicklist: 3 title: Murder Memorabilia text:

  • A New York Times article from Feb. 18, 2008, regarding the school shooting at Northern Illinois University
  • Three photographs of what appear to be a dead human, covered in blood and wrapped in plastic
  • The book "Amish Grace: How Forgiveness Transcended Tragedy," Jossey-Bass, 2007, by Donald B. Kraybill, Steven Nolt and David Weaver-Zercher
  • Photocopied newspaper articles from 1891 pertaining to the shooting of school children


    quicklist: 4 title: Guns and Ammo text: Lanza carried with him a Bushmaster semi-automatic rifle, a Glock pistol, a Sig Sauer semi-automatic pistol, and an Izhmash Saiga 12 gauge semi-automatic shotgun to Sandy Hook school.

    In his house, police found a Savage Mark II rifle.

    In his bedroom they found a Christmas check from Lanza's mother to the shooter to purchase a CZ 83 firearm. media:

    quicklist: 5 title: Websites and Computer Files About Guns, Murder, Death text:

  • Bookmarks pertaining to firearms, military, politics, mass murder, video games, music, books, Army Ranger, computers and programs, ammunition, candy, economic books
  • Two videos showing suicide by gunshot
  • Commercial movies depicting mass shootings
  • The computer game titled "School Shooting" where the player controls a character who enters a school and shoots at students
  • Screen shots (172) of the online game "Combat Arms"
  • Images of the shooter holding a handgun to his head
  • Images of the shooter holding a rifle to his head
  • Five-second video (dramatization) depicting children being shot
  • Images of Lanza with a rifle, shotgun and numerous magazines in his pockets
  • Documents on weapons and magazine capacity
  • A document showing the prerequisites for a mass murder spreadsheet
  • A spreadsheet listing mass murders by name and information about the incident
  • Large amount of materials relating to Columbine shootings and documents on mass murders
  • Large amount of materials on firearms


    quicklist: 6 title: Other Weird Stuff text:

  • "Dance Dance Revolution" (DDR) game screen shots
  • Videos of Lanza playing DDR
  • Web page design folders
  • Materials regarding the topic of pedophilia and advocating for rights for pedophiles
  • Comedy videos
  • Music
  • Images of hamsters
  • Images of Lego creations