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Conn. worker placed on leave after allowing husband to view Newtown gunman's body

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FARMINGTON, CONN. (FOX 25 / MyFoxBoston.com) An administrative worker at the Office of Connecticut's Chief Medical Examiner is on paid leave as the state investigates an incident involving the unauthorized viewing of the Sandy Hook gunman's body.

The Hartford Courant reports that Jean Henry, a processing technician, is accused of entering the refrigerated room where bodies are kept as they await an autopsy with her husband on Dec. 16. Henry accused of unzipping the body bag that held the body of Adam Lanza on the morning of his scheduled autopsy so that her husband could see him.

Lanza killed 20 children and six faculty members inside the Sandy Hook Elementary School before taking his own life.

The Courant reports that one of Henry's superiors was aware that Henry and her husband went in and out of the room. However, the chief state medical examiner found out about the incident days later and placed Henry on leave.

Henry remains on leave as an administrative investigation continues.

Access to the area where bodies are stored is limited to authorized staff of the office and law enforcement personnel who attend autopsies as part of an investigation.

To read more: Hartford Courant

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