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USF says there are more gravesites than reported at Dozier School

Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam calls speculation of abuse at Dozier a "real black mark" on Florida history and wants to meet with FDLE about its investigation of the school. The reform school was closed last year. Photo Credit: An

University of South Florida researchers say there are at least 19 more gravesites than previously reported at the Arthur G. Dozier School for Boys in Marianna.  The Florida Department of Law Enforcement 2010 investigation concluded there were 31 graves on the school property. The FDLE report said the graves were for 29 boys and two adults and concluded there was no foul play involved in the deaths. A USF preliminary report on a research project at the school said there are at least 50 grave sites on the school's 1,400-acre campus outside of Marianne.

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