Sandy Hook School Shooting

Lanza's Computer Found Smashed to Pieces

Could make it difficult to find data that might explain reasons for shootings

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A computer found at the home of the Connecticut school shooter was smashed and its hard drive reportedly broken into pieces — damage that could hamper investigators' efforts into learning more about the gunman.

Data recovery experts say determining what was on the computer will depend on how savvy Adam Lanza was in destroying the machine's hard drive. Inside the drives are platters, or circular disks that look like CDs, that are used to store the computer's data.