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Remains of gunman in Connecticut school massacre claimed for burial by his father

  • This undated file photo circulated by law enforcement and provided by NBC News, shows Adam Lanza.

    This undated file photo circulated by law enforcement and provided by NBC News, shows Adam Lanza.  (AP Photo/NBC News)

  • Dec. 16, 2012: The car driven by Connecticut school shooter Adam Lanza is towed from Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn.

    Dec. 16, 2012: The car driven by Connecticut school shooter Adam Lanza is towed from Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn.  (Reuters)

The body of the young man who killed 26 people in the second largest school shooting in U.S. history has been claimed by his father.

A spokesman for the family said Monday that Peter Lanza claimed the remains of 20-year-old Adam Lanza.

Adam Lanza killed 20 children and six adults at a Connecticut school on Dec. 14. He also killed his mother before going on the rampage and then killed himself.

Police have not offered a motive.

The attack prompted President Barack Obama to push for "real action, right now" on gun violence.