January 16th, 2014
07:33 AM ET

Newtown Shooter Heard on Radio One Year Prior to Rampage?

Take a listen to the video above and see if you can determine if this the voice of Sandy Hook gunman Adam Lanza.

According to a report in the "New York Daily News," you are hearing Lanza.

The cover-story includes what is purported to be recently uncovered audio recorded a year before the 20-year old committed one of the deadliest mass murders in American history.

The paper spoke to two classmates of Lanza who said it was him.

The audio obtained by the "Daily News" is from an Oregon college radio show, called "Anarchy Radio."

The man the paper identifies as Lanza wanted to discuss the death of a domesticated chimp named Travis with radio host and self-proclaimed anarchist John Zerzan.

In 2009, Travis was shot and killed by a police officer after he brutally mauled a Connecticut woman. The caller who identifies himself as Greg, compares the violent chimp attack with that of a teenage mall shooter in an over seven minute interview.

"Greg" says: "His attacks can be parallel to the attacks the random acts of violence that you see on your show every week, committed by humans which the mainstream also has no explanation for. An actual human, I don't think it would be such a stretch, he very well could be a teenage mall shooter or something like that…."

Zerzan doesn't know who the caller was but remembers the call, saying, "The voice was kind of odd…sort of robotic… and maybe he was trying to disguise his voice or something I don't know."

According to a blogger cited by the "Daily News," Lanza posted under the username "Smiggles", a name Sandy Hook investigators say he may have used in instant messages.

In one 2011 post uncovered by the blogger, "Smiggles" wrote about calling into John Zerzan's radio show.

Criminologist Dr. Casey Jordan says "I think the subtext of what he is saying is that violence is innate and instinctual to humans and really should not be punished because it is their natural basis. That's the message he's trying to get across and the parallel to himself is obvious. He feels possessed by this need, this compulsion to commit violence."

If this audio is Lanza, it might bring insight into the mind of a young man who spent much of his time in his bedroom with windows covered in black trash bags, being preoccupied with violent video games and refusing to speak to his mother before going on a shooting rampage that shattered a nation.

Peter, the father of Adam Lanza, is cooperating with the Sandy Hook Advisory Commission and will release any medical records he can about his son.

A month ago, the commission said that it was vital to have access to Adam's mental history.

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