Investigators can’t retrieve data from Adam Lanza’s smashed computer because of damaged hard drive

Posted at 1:40 PM, Dec 18, 2012
and last updated 2012-12-18 13:40:00-05

Adam Lanza went to Sandy Hook Elementary -and mowed down 20 children and six adults before killing himself

(CNN) — 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.