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FDLE questioned about investigation into graves

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TALLAHASSEE (AP) -

Florida's law enforcement agency chief is being asked to explain why university researchers found evidence of more deaths and more graves than previously identified at a now-closed state reform school.

An interim report released by the University of South Florida says the researchers found at least 50 gravesites at the former Arthur G. Dozier School for Boys in Marianna, about 60 miles west of Tallahassee.

That's 19 more than had been identified by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement in a 2010 investigative report.

Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam on Tuesday publicly asked the FDLE commissioner to look at the findings and report back to state officials.

Gov. Rick Scott has asked if the FDLE should open a new investigation into a former reform school and if remains there should be exhumed to help identify the bodies

FDLE Commissioner Gerald Bailey said he has still not seen the USF report and said he could not comment on its findings.

 

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