Skip to comments.Adam Lanza's Hard Drive Damaged Beyond Repair? Motive for Shooting Hidden
Posted on 12/18/2012 7:00:28 AM PST by KansasGirl
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.
"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.
The little information that police do have confirms that Lanza was an avid player of violent video games.
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“if the mass murderer was sympathetic to the Occupy Movement”
What type of mask was he wearing? There seems to be a blackout on this information.
It's hard to generalize about the extremely insane. I think most do, but some are intensely, privately paranoid. Who knows what his world was like?
Maybe he was a DUmmie............
What they found implicated the left... you can bank on it... too many strange coincidences in with this guy. Something smells as bad as Benghazi smells.””
His father and the father of the cinema shooter in Colorado are both under investigation for international banking fraud. Too much going on here.
A moose bit my sister once.
I was thinking that I know that I certainly get cheesed off when my hard drive crashes...but this takes it to another level. I was wondering how this was going to segue into the shootings ... but then I saw I misread the title - so never mind...
MAYBE his mother found something on the computer, destroyed it, and that is what caused him to go whacko?
Another excellent evaluation.
I’d bet that someone is scrubbing sites right now.
I believe that is a false rumor.
Thank you... I am just stating the obvious.
Yeah, it’s damaged...by whom?
Unreleased Benghazi video anyone?
Fast and Furious went bust, so the Administration goes for it with this.
He should have dumped his hard drive into a solution of high salt content.
I’ll bet the kid bought into the Mayan end of the world thing and investigators are hiding that, which doesn’t fit into ban guns b/s.
The rifle he used to murder everybody was a legal in Connecticut 22.3 pinger used for target pratcice and not legal for hunting large game like deer. Which accounts for the ammount of rounds he used when murdered everybody including those poor kids and his mother.
SSD = solid state drive? If so, flash memory is pretty well immune to normal magnets. Even smashing it with the hammer is more likely to break the circuit board or break the leads off the chips, both of which are possible to recover from if you have the time and money to remove the die from the packaging. Even if you break the chip you might not break the die apart.
The screwdriver and hammer comment might be something as simple as removing the HD from the computer, opening up the drive to access the platters and then smashing those. That's how I usually destroy hard drives when I recycle a computer.
Someone posted that the allegations are a hoax......
OK, so we have a troubled young man with psychiatric problems flying into a rage, shooting his own mother and then going over to an elementary school to commit mass murder who killed himself when he heard police arriving.
Yet he took time during the course of all this to destroy hard drives so data couldn’t be recovered?
Why would he care? He clearly didn’t plan to be around.
Yeah, whatever. With how rich the mother is, the kid has a phone with a #, an email address, and a slew of social media attached to it. Backtrack through everything and find the forums he goes to. Track through his messages and look for similar signatures and grammatical structures on the web.
The HD just has his web history. But any idiot can reconstruct it once Adam’s username is found.