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Fri Dec 14, 2012, 02:54 PM

There's more than one Ryan Lanza on FB...

My stepsister went to college with a Ryan Lanza, who coincidentally is from Newtown and lives in NJ - and this Ryan Lanza has posted an update on FB that he wasn't the shooter. Hopefully people won't jump to conclusions and tar and feather the wrong man.

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Reply There's more than one Ryan Lanza on FB... (Original post)
SocratesInSpirit Dec 2012 OP
ReRe Dec 2012 #1
JanMichael Dec 2012 #2
SocratesInSpirit Dec 2012 #3
ReRe Dec 2012 #5
SocratesInSpirit Dec 2012 #6
gollygee Dec 2012 #8
ReRe Dec 2012 #9
CJCRANE Dec 2012 #4
SocratesInSpirit Dec 2012 #7

Response to SocratesInSpirit (Original post)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 03:00 PM

1. That's a real coincidence....

if there are 2 Ryan Lanzas. I do genealogy, and with all my research, I can tell you that it's highly unusual that there are two people with that name. Not impossible, as these two may be named for a common ancestor. PO to speak at 3:15pm today...

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Response to ReRe (Reply #1)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 03:02 PM

2. ? There were 2 guys with the same name of the

Colorado shooter-- same location.

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Response to ReRe (Reply #1)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 03:03 PM

3. It is unusual...

And I would be inclined to think my stepsister was in denial, except for the fact that he's apparently alive and posting on FB that he is not the same Ryan Lanza. As people are posting Ryan Lanza pics and profiles willy-nilly, I thought it important to be a voice of caution, because as another poster said, there could be dangerous consequences for this Ryan Lanza if everyone jumps to the wrong conclusion.

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Response to SocratesInSpirit (Reply #3)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 03:15 PM

5. I totally agree with you...

...this other Ryan Lanza could be in danger!

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Response to ReRe (Reply #5)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 03:20 PM

6. Apparently Fox and CNN have aired the wrong Ryan Lanza's picture...

This is getting downright ridiculous!

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Response to ReRe (Reply #1)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 03:22 PM

8. Ryan is a very common name for that age range

and last names are geographic - there are names that are common in one location that are not common generally. If you have a family move to an area and that original family had seven sons, then that name becomes a common name in that area.

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Response to gollygee (Reply #8)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 04:18 PM

9. Like I said...

...they probably have a common ancestor. They probably didn't even know each other.

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Response to SocratesInSpirit (Original post)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 03:04 PM

4. I must admit I had a peek at a FB page

which it turns out wasn't the guy AFAIK.

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Response to CJCRANE (Reply #4)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 03:22 PM

7. What an awful coincidence this is...

Hopefully this Ryan Lanza will not get targeted by some hothead. :/

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