Finally, On Saturday afternoon, the names of the 26 victims killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School were released by Chief Connecticut Medical Examiner H Wayne Carver.
The Victims were Eighteen females and seven males including 6 adults, 20 children.
Charlotte Bacon, 6
Daniel Barden, 7
Rachel Davino, 29
Olivia Engel, 6
Josephine Gay, 7
Ana Marquez-Greene, 6
Dylan Hockley, 6
Dawn Hocksprung, 47
Madeline Hsu, 6
Catherine Hubbard, 6
Chase Kowalski, 7
Jesse Lewis, 6
James Mattioli, 6
Grace McDonnell, 7
Anne Marie Murphy, 52
Emilie Parker, 6
Jack Pinto, 6
Noah Pozner, 6
Caroline Previdi, 6
Jessica Rekos, 6
Avielle Richman, 6
Lauren Russeau, 30
Mary Sherlach, 56
Victoria Soto, 27
Benjamin Wheeler, 6
Allison Wyatt, 6
Twenty shoolchildren aged between five and ten were killed on Friday morning, Dec 14 at their Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut by a gunman, identified as Adam Lanza and described as a 'deeply disturbed kid'
All bodies have been identified by authorities and a press conference will be held Saturday morning to release all the victims names according to Connecticut State Police spokesman Lt. Paul Vance, reports Mail Online
"Our objective certainly was to positively identify the victims to try to give the families some closure," he explained. "Our detectives worked well through the night. By early this morning, we were able to positively identify all of the victims and make some formal notification to all of the families of the victims."
Earlier, Canadian media have been identified two children victims, Grace McDonnell and Ana Marquez-Greene, two girls, both aged Six.
The young girl Ana was a daughter of Canadian jazz saxophinist named Jimmy Greene who moved to Newtown in July and enrolled his died girl and her older brother at Sandy Hook Elementary School earlier this year.
Grace McDonnell, was a daughter of business executive named Christopher, 49, and a housewife mother named Lynn McDonnell, 45. Grace, blue eyes and blonde hair, described as 'utterly adorable' and 'full of life' by neighbours.
Another dead child has been identified according to New York Post, Jesse Lewis, a little boy also aged six, loved riding horses. “He was just a happy boy,” “Everybody knew Jesse” Jesse's father, Neil Heslin told NYPost,
Devastated father added “We were supposed to make gingerbread houses today at 2:30 in his class.”
"I dropped him off at school at 9am. He went happily. That was the last I saw of him.
“He was just a happy boy. He was going to go places in life. He did well in school. He was terrific with animals... He’s been on horses since he was a year-and-a-half old.”
Six adults have been killed also at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. among them were three teachers , Principal Dawn Hochsprung,47, school psychologist Mary Sherlach, 56, and Victoria Soto,27, a first grade teacher.
All of them died heroes according to several reports, Miss Victoria Soto, a first grade teacher has been reported that she was killed while trying to save her students as she threw her body in front of the them when she came face-to-face with the shooter, reports Mail Online.
'She took her kids, put them in the closet and by doing so she lost her life protecting those little ones,' 'She was found huddled over her children, her students, doing instinctively what she knew was the right thing.' police told Soto's cousin reports, ABC News.
He added 'It brings peace to know that Vicki was doing what she loved, protecting the children and in our eyes she's a hero.'
Principal Dawn Hochsprung and psychologist Mary Sherlach also died heroes as they killed ' execution-style' after confronting the shooter. 'They didn’t think twice about confronting or seeing what was going on,' Diane Day, a school therapist, told the Wall Street Journal she added “She was our hero.”
Saturday morning, Connecticut state police Lt. J. Paul Vance said they have 'very good evidence' and hoped it would answer questions about shooter's motives. “We have established a point of entry,” “He was not let in voluntarily ... [He] forced his way into the school.” Vance said in a statement .
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Sources: New York Post,