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
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:
- 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
Here’s a screenshot I took of the GenealogyBank.com page:
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.
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):
- Adam H. Lanza, age 47, Lake Ariel, PA
- Adam Lanza, age 24, Glen Cove, NY
- Adam N. Lanza, age 32, Oceanside, CA
- Adamo (or Adam) Lanza, age 90, Epping, NH and Seminole, FL
- Adam J. Lanza, age 35, Albany, NY
- Adam H. Lanza, no age, Waymart, PA
- Adam M. Lanza, age 27, Kissimmee, FL
- Adam Carmellobergma Lanza, 24, Hartford, CT
- Adam J. Lanza, 35, Georgetown, KY
- Adam Lanza, Honesdale, PA
A search for “Adam Lanza” on Zaba Free People Search (data from White Pages) obtained these results:
- Adam N. Lanza, Las Vegas, NV
- Adam Lanza, New Haven, CT
- Adam Lanza, Exeter, NH
- Adam Lanza, age 32, San Diego, CA (same person as no. 1; see Intelius)
- Adam Lanza, age 47, Hicksville, NY
- Adam Lanza, age 27, Kissimmee, FL
- Adam Lanza, age 47, Lake Ariel, PA (same person as no. 5; see Intelius)
- Adam Lanza, age 24, Hartford, CT
- 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.”