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Adam Lanza’s Hard Drive Damaged: Wont Help Investigators

Posted By on Dec 18th, 2012
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adam-lanza-hard-driveAdam Lanza’s Hard Drive Severly Damaged Reveals No Clues

Computer Forensic experts with the Connecticut State Police and the Federal Bureau of Investigations have partnered together to analyze the computer hard drive belonging to mass murderer Adam Lanza.

However, it appears unlikely they will be able to find much because Lanza destroyed the drive sometime before his killing rampage that left twenty children dead and several adults including his mother, reports Yahoo News.

From that one person knowledgeable about the data recovery effort disclosed, the hard drive seems to have been physically damaged by a blunt force object such as a hammer or screw driver making it unlikely the hard disk spindles will be able to reveal any data.

Before recovery efforts started on the hard drive, sources said that it “appeared to have been badly damaged with a hammer or screwdriver.”

On Monday, one investigator floated what may seem an obvious hypothesis, “He was eliminating [investigators'] ability to figure out what websites he had gone to or who he might have been communicating with.”

The disk damage isn’t stopping experts from trying to lift some information off the drive.

If their effort proves successful they might be able to see which websites he visited, who he was in communication with, and what plans if any he had made before engaging in the atrocity.






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