Cabinet Member Asks FDLE to Look at New Dozier Findings

Posted at 10:01 PM, Feb 19, 2015
and last updated 2015-02-19 17:05:49-05

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam is asking the head of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement to evaluate new findings in the history of students at the former Arthur G. Dozier school for boys.

In a letter dated Wednesday, Putnam — who is one of three members of the Florida Cabinet — cited a recent report by researchers at the University of South Florida.

Anthropologists have found the remains of 51 people buried at the school during a dig that also uncovered garbage, syringes, drug bottles and a dog encased in an old water cooler buried in the cemetery.

They are trying to identify who was buried there and the stories behind how they and others died at the school.

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