SSDI says Adam Lanza died a day before Sandy Hook massacre

Adam (l); Nancy (r)

Adam (l) and Nancy (r) Lanza

More “make crazy” information on the Sandy Hook massacre.

On December 14, 2012, beginning at around 9:30 a.m., a lone gunman, 20-year-old Adam Lanza, blasted past the security system of Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, and killed 20 first-grade students and 6 adults.

Before his killing spree in the school, Lanza had first killed his 52-year-old mother by shooting her four times in the face as she was lying in bed in the family mansion on Yogonanda Street.

When Adam heard police arriving at the school, he turned a gun on himself and committed suicide.

Or so we’re told.

A sharp-eyed citizen journalist, “Space Command” on Prison Planet Forum, discovered something amazing: a Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for an Adam Lanza, born April 22, 1992, who died at age 20 on December 13, 2012! That’s a day BEFORE the Sandy Hook massacre.

Adam P. Lanza: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) Death Record
Name: Adam P. Lanza
State of Issue: New Hampshire
Date of Birth: Wednesday April 22, 1992
Date of Death: Thursday December 13, 2012
Est. Age at Death: 20 years, 7 months, 21 days
Confirmation: Proven

Here’s a screenshot I just took of the SSDI record on the website GenealogyBank.com, as a prophylactic in case the site scrubs the page:

Note that:

  • I took the screenshot at 2:29 pm, 1/20/2013 (see bottom right of image).
  • SSDI says “Confirmation” is “Proven.”
  • The State of Issue is New Hampshire.

GenealogyBank.com also has the SSDI record on Nancy Lanza, who died on the day of the massacre, December 14, 2012:

Nancy Lanza: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) Death Record
Name: Nancy Lanza
State of Issue: New Hampshire
Date of Birth: Tuesday September 06, 1960
Date of Death: Friday December 14, 2012
Est. Age at Death: 52 years, 3 months, 8 days
Confirmation: Proven

Here’s a screenshot I took of the GenealogyBank.com page:

Nancy Lanza died 12-14-2012

The “State of Issue” being New Hampshire jogged my memory. I had seen New Hampshire in reference to Nancy Lanza before.

Indeed, I had.

On December 19, 2012, Rachel Quigley reports for the Daily Mail:

Sandy Hook gunman Adam Lanza was left home alone with an arsenal of weapons in the $1.4million mansion he lived in with his mother for three days while she went on vacation, it emerged today. [...] According to Headline News, Nancy Lanza had left Adam alone while she went on a mini-break to Bretton Woods in New Hampshire – something she often did. [...] The 52-year-old checked into the Omni Mount Washington Resort at 12:10pm on Tuesday, December 11, and checked out at 12:27pm on Thursday, [December 13].

H/t FOTM reader Tani

For our other posts on the massacre, see our “Sandy Hook Massacre” page.

Update:

SSDI’s “state of issue” refers to the state that originally issued the Social Security no. to the individual, not the state in which the death had occurred, although of course it can be the same state for some people.

According to this article in the Wall St. Journal, referring to Nancy’s marriage to Peter Lana: “The troubles began shortly after Peter and Nancy Lanza moved in 1998 with their young sons to Newtown, Conn., from the New Hampshire and northern Massachusetts countryside where they both grew up.”

That suggests New Hampshire was the state that had issued Social Security numbers to both Nancy and her son, Adam, which would explain NH being the “state of issue” for their respective SSDI notices.

I did a search for “Adam Lanza” on emailfinder.com (paid membership), these are the results (name, age, residence):

  1. Adam H. Lanza, age 47, Lake Ariel, PA
  2. Adam Lanza, age 24, Glen Cove, NY
  3. Adam N. Lanza, age 32, Oceanside, CA
  4. Adamo (or Adam) Lanza, age 90, Epping, NH and Seminole, FL
  5. Adam J. Lanza, age 35, Albany, NY
  6. Adam H. Lanza, no age, Waymart, PA
  7. Adam M. Lanza, age 27, Kissimmee, FL
  8. Adam Carmellobergma Lanza, 24, Hartford, CT
  9. Adam J. Lanza, 35, Georgetown, KY
  10. Adam Lanza, Honesdale, PA

A search for “Adam Lanza” on Zaba Free People Search (data from White Pages) obtained these results:

  1. Adam N. Lanza, Las Vegas, NV
  2. Adam Lanza, New Haven, CT
  3. Adam Lanza, Exeter, NH
  4. Adam Lanza, age 32, San Diego, CA (same person as no. 1; see Intelius)
  5. Adam Lanza, age 47, Hicksville, NY
  6. Adam Lanza, age 27, Kissimmee, FL
  7. Adam Lanza, age 47, Lake Ariel, PA (same person as no. 5; see Intelius)
  8. Adam Lanza, age 24, Hartford, CT
  9. Adam Lanza, Seminole, FL

I searched for “Adam Lanza, Exeter, NH” on Spokeo (paid membership), and found:

  • Adam Lanza, age 80s, who lives on North Rd., Exeter, NH (he appears to be the same Adam Lanza, age 80s, who lives on Main St., Epping, NH).

Note that no Adam Lanza in the above lists is age 20.

What are the chances (statistical probability) that a different and unknown Adam Lanza, also age 20 and also originally from the state of New Hampshire as Adam Lanza of Sandy Hook, died one day before the massacre?

Therefore, in all likelihood, SSDI’s Adam Lanza, age 20, who Social Security Death Index says died on Dec. 13, 2012, is the alleged Sandy Hook mass murderer, Adam Lanza of Newtown, CT.

Update (Feb. 2, 2013):

1-2 days ago, SSDI changed the date of death for Adam Lanza to December 14, 2012! See “SSDI changed Adam Lanza’s date-of-death from Dec. 13 to Dec. 14, 2012 !!!.”

Update (Feb. 5, 2013):

As of today, on another genealogy website, Ancestry.com, SSDI still says Adam Lanza had died on Dec. 13, 2012. See “Ancestry.com still has Adam Lanza’s date-of-death as a day before the Sandy Hook massacre.”

~Eowyn

125 responses to “SSDI says Adam Lanza died a day before Sandy Hook massacre

  1. WHAT DID DEATH CERTIFICATE SAY THE DAY OF DEATH WAS,,,,AND THE DOCTORS NAME

  2. As a genealogist, I use the SSDI extensively. I find information that is incomplete, missing, or wrong. I don’t see a conspiracy here.
    If you feel the coincidence is too convenient, there is no way to prove otherwise.

    • jimmy,

      Well, of course, to err is human. But SSDI never admitted nor explained its “clerical error” about Adam Lanza’s curious Dec. 13, 2012 date-of-death. Nor should their “clerical error” stop us from pointing out or asking questions about the “mistake”.

      And how super nice of you to declare with 100% confidence that you don’t see a conspiracy here. You know this for a fact — How?

      I don’t even have 100% certainty that the sun will rise tomorrow. But then I’m just a lowly blogger and retired professor, not a GENEALOGIST like you. Boo!

    • Thank you for adding your insight, jimmy.
      With each new anomaly in this case, our suspicions grow. If there is nothing to hide, then there is no need to demand secrecy. There is something very wrong here.

  3. On the very day the crew is tearing down the elementary school in Sandy Hook, a teacher was a hero, Michael T. Landsberry.

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  5. This is a fucked up website. Do you people not have any compassion for the people who died. I bet you all think everything is a conspiracy. Why don’t you spend more energy on focusing on positive things in your own lives than this bull shit.

    • And yet, Sophie in Australia, not only did you visit this “fucked up website” (that’s had 10.3 million views), you actually took the time and trouble to write a comment to people you dismiss as tinfoil hatters full of “bullshit.” What does that make you? Cheers! :D

  6. The SSDI is neither a master list of all deceased persons, nor is it to be relied upon as 100% accurate.

    My own fathers date of death is misreported, by more than one day, on the SSDI. Trust me there was nothing suspicious about his hospital death from lung cancer.

    My husbands first wife isn’t even listed, she was young and no one reported it.

  7. I’m just not sure what all of this means!? Surely a government agency can ( and does often) make a clerical mistake. Is this clerical mistake THE evidence of…..what, some conspiracy? Does anyone believe that the shootings never happened…….that there was no Sandy Hook massacre? If the massacre DID occur, who was responsible for killing all those kids? Does anyone believe that some liberal/government/secret society killed them? For what? To mobilize opposition to gun ownership!? I’m sorry, none of that makes ANY sense……..at least to me it doesn’t.

  8. Ellsworth Adair

    To this day there is only one thing I’m certain of about Sandy Hook. Conspiracy or no conspiracy, by chance or by God, the choreography was absolutely flawless as a catalyst against the pro gun movement in the United States. An upper middle class responsible woman with legally owned firearms in a safe (where they should be). A young son who is autistic; in my experience with autistic folks they are some of the most gentle people I’ve ever been around. And, of all places for such a horrific incident…a school full of small children. It is unbelievable.

  9. wow today, 7/7/14, and nothing concrete. no evidence that anyone was murdered. what i do see, are parents throwing out first pitches at major league baseball games. Several television interviews being conducted. Now I listened to the interview by Mike Powers, one thing that struck me was that if google the Rio School shooting, you’ll see what a real school shooting is compared to sandy hook.

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