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Medical Examiner: Nothing Unusual In Lanza Brain, Toxicology Tests, Genetic Analysis Still Pending

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Police tape stretches across the front yard of the Lanza residence on Dec. 19, 2012 in Newtown, Conn. (credit: John Moore/Getty Images)

Police tape stretches across the front yard of the Lanza residence on Dec. 19, 2012 in Newtown, Conn. (credit: John Moore/Getty Images)

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HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Connecticut’s chief medical examiner says he doubts toxicological tests and genetic analysis of the body of the gunman who fatally shot 20 children and six educators at an elementary school will explain why he acted.

The Hearst Connecticut Media Group reports  that Dr. H. Wayne Carver II, who autopsied the body of the gunman, Adam Lanza, said an examination of what remained of Lanza’s brain showed nothing unusual.

He says the testing was a “fishing expedition.”

Carver said Lanza’s brain showed no tumor or gross deformity, though he didn’t expect to find a gross deformity.

He said he doesn’t expect answers, but will still look.

The toxicology exam, which could take several weeks, involves testing body fluids for psychiatric medications or illegal substances.

Lanza fatally shot himself after the Dec. 14 shooting spree.
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Information from: Connecticut Post, http://www.connpost.com

(© Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. )

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