Newtown school shooter Adam Lanza’s interest in chimps is documented in an investigative report recently released by state police. The document says a friend of Lanza’s told police that Lanza discussed chimpanzees and their relationships with humans.
Earlier this month, writer Reed Coleman said he believed the caller into the “AnarchyRadio” show on Dec. 20, 2011, broadcast out of Oregon, was Lanza. The caller said his name was “Greg” and he wanted to talk about Travis the chimp, the domesticated chimpanzee that mauled Charla Nash in Stamford in 2009. Greg said “civilization” led to Travis attacking Nash.
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In his blog, “Sandy Hook Lighthouse,” Coleman outlined his reasons for thinking “Greg” was Lanza, saying someone using the online alias “Smiggles,” which state police say is “presumably the shooter” had posted “RIP Travis the Chimp,” wrote about a chimpanzee society and discussed a call-in he made to the radio show about the chimp.
The radio show was not mentioned in Danbury State's Attorney Stephen J. Sedensky III's report on the shooting released late last year and was not included in the thousands of pages of documents released last month by the state police. "I don't know if that was Adam Lanza," Sedensky said Thursday.