The Newtown Victims: Remembering the Lives Lost

This weekend our nation came together to offer support and prayers for the victims and families of the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre. On Friday morning, suspect Adam Lanza killed his mother, Nancy, a kindergarten teacher at Sandy Hook School in Newtown, Connecticut, before heading to the school in his dead mother’s car. Once he arrived, his killing spree continued. Before taking his own life, Lanza shot and killed six adults and 20 children while making his way through the school.

The ages of the children lost in this tragic incident range from six to seven years old. Eight of whom were boys and 12 were girls. 18 of the 20 students were killed at the scene, while two others died at the hospital. Out of the deceased adults, all were female teachers.

The names and faces of the 27 children and adults lives who were lost on Dec. 14, 2012 are listed below in alphabetical order.


Rachel D’Avino, 29, behavioral therapist


Dawn Hochsprung, 47, Sandy Hook Elementary principal


Nancy Lanza, 52, the gunman’s mother



Anne Marie Murphy, 52, special education teacher



Lauren Gabrielle Rousseau, 30, permanent substitute teacher


Victoria Soto, 27, first grade teacher

Mary Sherlach, 56, school psychologist

Charlotte Bacon, 6


Daniel Barden, 7


Olivia Engel, 6


Josephine Gay, 7


Ana Grace Marquez Greene, 6


Madeleine Hsu, 6


Dylan Hockley, 6


Catherine Hubbard, 6


Chase Kowalsk, 7


Jesse Lewis, 6


James Mattioli, 6


Grace McDonnell, 7


Emilie Parker, 6


Jack Pinto, 6


Noah Pozner, 6


Caroline Previdi, 6


Jessica Rekos, 6


Avielle Richman, 6


Benjamin Wheeler, 6



Allison Wyatt, 6 (photo has not been released)