State Says No Drugs or Alcohol in Adam Lanza's Body

Oct 29, 2013

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The gunman who killed 20 children and six teachers at the Sandy Hook Elementary School last year had no drugs or alcohol in his system, according to a statement from the chief state medical examiner. 

Adam Lanza killed himself after last year's rampage in Newtown. The state's medical examiner said it tested his body for over 270 medications and illicit drugs. It also tested for alcohol. But, in the end, all of the tests came back negative.

The office siad the release of the toxicology report was authorized in May by Peter Lanza, the gunman's father. It's been more than ten months since the fatal school shooting. State prosecutors investigating the case have yet to release a report.