Adam Lanza’s Hard Drive Reportedly Damaged Beyond Repair

Adam Lanza destoyed the hard drive on his computer before he murdered 20 children and seven adults.

Murderer: Adam Lanza, killed himself after murdering more than two dozen others, including 20 school children. (Daily Mail)

The Christian Post reported:

Adam Lanza’s hard drive, which was found destroyed in his Connecticut home, may be beyond repair police say, leaving them at a loss to explain the shooter’s motive.

When police first discovered the tainted hard drive, they believed that it could serve as a key piece of evidence in discovering why a 20-year-old man would terrorize an elementary school filled with children. It appears, however, that the shooter did not want his motive unveiled.

“The computer’s hard drive appeared to have been badly damaged with a hammer or screw driver,” law enforcement authorities told ABC News on Monday. Two other sources reported to a local Connecticut paper that the hard drive had been in pieces.

Authorities found the drive over the weekend and have “spent days trying to extract data” according to Yahoo, with little luck. Lanza destroyed the hard drive before heading towards the school and now police believe that they may never discover the motive behind the shootings.

“He was eliminating [investigators’] ability to figure out what websites he had gone to or who he might have been communicating with,” one investigator told Yahoo.

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  • Oliver

    “The clash that will define the future of America is this collision between the individual and the state, between disorganized freedom and organized compassion, between a self-directed experiment in self-government and an experiment conducted by trained experts on a lab monkey population. And the defining idea of this conflict is accountability.”

    Excellent article for anyone wanting some real insight into the gun control controversy:

    Gun Control, Thought Control and People Control

  • lincoln’s widow
  • vangrungy

    Now the government has an excuse to force ISPs to keep 2 years of your internet history stored.

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  • valerie

    #3 December 18, 2012 at 10:37 am
    vangrungy commented:

    That in and of itself might be ok, PROVIDED the courts continue to require that they have a search warrant to go looking for you, and the exclusionary rule stays in place.

  • Another Bob

    Probably leftwing websites so we will never see what he was reading. If it was Rush or Gateway Pundit they would have found it

  • ★FALCON★

    @ Bob – and still no voting / party affiliation for the mother nor Lanza. I suspect this is another Loughner. Another leftwing lunatic.

  • ★FALCON★

    Two days ago the authorities stated the had good info for the motive – now, no motive.

    I suspect they know the motive. And it’s not one they want to disclose.

  • shadow

    @ Bob – and still no voting / party affiliation for the mother nor Lanza. I suspect this is another Loughner. Another leftwing lunatic.

    Right. The world is replete with liberal preppers. Any way, the dad is a Republican.

  • Sasja

    Don’t believe it. They have the info and we have a right to know just what they found. I am getting more than a little fed up with secrets and lies from those who supposedly work for us.

  • ★FALCON★

    #10 December 18, 2012 at 11:12 am
    shadow commented:

    Right. The world is replete with liberal preppers. Any way, the dad is a Republican.

    Focus dummy, I said the mother. Incidentally, there are Democrats that preppers, and GASP, TEA party members.

    In fact, the TEA party is a single issue party – fiscal responsibility. And that’s why I’m not in it. I do admire the fiscal aspect, but that’s all they are.

    As for prepping, only a dolt would ignore the current state of the country and not prepare for whatever bad circumstances may arise.

  • wth

    He kinda looks like what I have always pictured a Kos poster to look like.

  • ★FALCON★

    #13 December 18, 2012 at 11:23 am
    wth commented:

    He kinda looks like what I have always pictured a Kos poster to look like.

    No way was that freakazoid “under the radar”.

    He’s got lunatic written all over him.

  • Sasja

    ★FALCON★ From TaxedEnoughAlready, the Tea Party has grown:

  • Another Bob

    The father was a big shot at GE. A very friendly company towards President Crocodile Tears Obama.

  • buffy

    There is no “beyond repair” unless he took out the hard drive and burned it to ashes. Which is doubtful. On top of that his ISP will have the records that they keep for two weeks of his access to the various websites. Then there are the cookies attached through Google that stay on their servers for advertising revenue. We track this kind of stuff all the time for certain gov clients for HVT elimination. You can’t destroy the trail. There are archives and breadcrumbs. You just have to have the resources and commitment to trace through the servers and search engines. Google will also have a record of what he was doing. Just takes a search warrant. I think what you are seeing with this Christian Post thing is another speculation that will be tossed in the trash can with all the other speculations that proved wrong over the course of this. Sorry…but the post is just wrong and should be pulled.

  • ★FALCON★

    #16 December 18, 2012 at 11:38 am
    Another Bob commented:

    The father was a big shot at GE. A very friendly company towards President Crocodile Tears Obama.

    I surmise that the father, as VP of Taxation at GE, had some hand in figuring how to pay no taxes on 4 billion in profits.

    Personally, I think the LIBOR angle has some legs. What are the chances that two of the fathers of two of the shooting suspects were going to testify in that case?

    The nut in the Batman shootings looked just as insane, if not massively drugged.

  • Rachelle

    ” leaving them at a loss to explain the shooter’s motive.”

    The ‘motive’ was that he was crazy and evil and should not have been loose.

  • GotFreedom

    #9Falcon. . .spot on!

  • Basil Duke

    I’ll bet they could retrieve info from this psychotic freak’s hard drive if they thought it would advance the left’s narrative.

  • Rock

    Wow, the photo reminds me of Nancy Piglosi, whites around the eyes and all. Just saying

  • ★FALCON★

    Rush just stated that Lanza was a vegan. I hadn’t heard that before. Just like Hitler, Lanza’s role model.

  • Economan

    Not buying that story. At all.

  • Sasja

    I think we should start looking at vegans more closely and see just how unhinged they are.

  • #17 by Buffy

    THANK YOU for setting the record straight. The Post’s article is so misleading.

  • Sasja

    The Constabulary are deliberately misleading the public and we need to know why.

  • Patty

    Made fun of, Different from others, Loner, Not a real family, Father was not always around, Mental problems, Isolated from others.

    If he couldn’t have a normal Christmas no one would. All America and All the World mourns and is in shock.

    All we can do now is hug, love our family, listen to each other and be aware. Pray and know God is there for us, ALWAYS.

  • Patty


    Fort Hood suspect allowed to keep beard at trial


  • Don’t believe any of this what about battered drive was it damaged too………Few days ago spoke-person for Newton police dept said Newton would prosecute independant journalists…now its crime against freedom of thought.

  • Holly

    There’s a screen shot circulating of Adam (not Ryan) Lanza’s deactivated Facebook page. States his political views as Anarchist Communism. The link was posted on a view sites.

  • aprilnovember811

    How do we know the shooter destroyed the hard drive?

    Are there any ties to Obama and this shooting in CT? He is friends with William Ayers and Bernadine Dohrn? It doesn’t seem normal for a young guy that age, to destroy his own hard drive. Usually they sort of flaunt what they’ve done? Did someone he was working with ask him to destroy it, to cover their involvement?

    I’ve always felt something didn’t seem right about the reaction of the left to the AZ shooting. Then came CO, and now this in CT.

    We know Obama and Holder were behind Fast and Furious. When that was exposed, and it didn’t have their desired outcome, the AZ shooting happened. When people didn’t call for a ban on guns then, did he up the ante and hire someone to shoot people in CO? Then out of desperation, did Obama, Ayers, Dohrn, and their ilk, resort to shooting little children?

    I just heard on Rush that one of Obama and Holder’s Fast and Furious AK-47’s that they sold to the drug cartels in Mexico, killed a beauty queen from Mexico. She was used as a human shield.

  • buffy

    How’s this for a believable scenario..Lanza was one of the Occupy WS insurgents. He has all the markings (or as we say – indicators) of that crew. An FBI profiler could make a career off of following up on that suggestion. Who is taking bets that he turns up on the lists. Just think if that come out.. to be one of Barry’s and Pelosi’s approved anarchist goons down in Zuccotti Park? Makes sense, don’t ya think.

  • Truth Teller

    I am not one to adhere to conspiracy theories, but I would not be surprised if the gun-grabber crowd has something to do with the tragedy in Ew Town

  • Time

    Oh ya this all adds up. Give me a friggin break. This man did not destroy that hard drive, no way, no how. You answer me this, if this kid decided to kill his mother after an argument, grab her guns and then head off to a school, but before doing that decides to destroy his hard drive with a hammer/ screwdriver.. Oh yes, this is soooo plausible, it makes one sick. If this kid was so insane, crazy, out of reach from anyone as the MSM is reporting, but he had enough sense to destroy the only path to his crime and reasons why ? Oh, that’s right, he is nuts, right. No I don’t think this kid was nuts at all. Someone destroyed that hard drive to never be seen the trail of communications that were left behind on it. They purposely destroyed all roads that lead from A to Z.. This was a professional, no other explanation. No one of this caliber, from this kids background and did not flinch in this massacre. He went on a rampage. Not flinching for a second. Any police investigation will tell you, when one is murdered it is usually a one to two shots. This was over kill with every child/ adult. He shot numerous, some 10 rounds into each of them. This was so much more then just an angry kid. This was sheer payback for something. More then two shots, it’s over kill and there is motives so strong behind that action..

  • bobbi

    @Time I think you have to study a little about Asperger’s. Not every case is a sociopath, but the ones, like Adam, really are shocking. I have worked with a couple. No normal sense of conscience. The Mother made a big mistake tipping her hand. I know it’s creepy, but when she got the advice to commit him, they should have advised her that they would simply send the police. Here in Florida, a “professional” would Baker Act Adam. The police would show up at his house, and arrest him.
    Mrs. Lanza gave into her “motherly” side when she probably tried to gently “break the news” to Adam.

  • AuntieMadder

    The FBI can still get some data from it.

  • donh

    BS…..Drive destroyed by the government so we can never get to the truth.

    Reminds me of how the Pennsylvania DA investigating Jerry Sandusky was found dead in his car and his laptop tossed in the river.

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  • FBI and NSA can get it. He’d have to physically destroy the hard drive by taking a hammer to it or burning it with an acid. Even hammered, I was told the other day there is a new method that checks the magnetic field on the drive or something like that and assigns it one and zeros. It won’t get it all back but will get some of it.

    You want to destroy a hard drive you can do it but it is harder than you think as I understand it.

  • JPhat

    The broken hard drive means didly squat. All activity online can be traced.

  • donh

    Adam may be protecting his chat room brothers on line….that people like Jarred Loughner, James Homles and Adam Lanza are all members of a cyber network of satanic cultists or horror video gamers . The copycating is just too precise to be infamy seekers copying the evil deeds of other sickos.