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Search for human remains continues at Dozier School for Boys

Posted at 6:18 PM, Jul 19, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-19 18:18:18-04

MARIANNA, Fla. — We're now getting a closer look inside the search for more human remains at the Dozier School for Boys.

University of South Florida researchers snapped shots this week and they're slowly scraping through every inch of the site while also using ground-penetrating radar and other remote-sensing tech.

Dr. Erin Kimmerle, the head researcher, says by reconstructing the ground where the burials could have been they could use process of elimination to see if there's anything there.

"So you have to kind of look at that history and how the land was used to know what you're interpreting and what you're looking at," said Dr. Kimmerle. "In terms of looking for other burials in different parts of the campus, you can really look at probability theory to look at how likely is it somebody was buried here."

The school spans over 1,400 acres, originally meant as a place for troubled children.

It was shut down after families say kids died from "questionable or suspicious circumstances."

Dr. Kimmerle says if her team does find human remains, that's when the process slows down.

The group will continue to examine the area through next week.