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Notorious Florida reform school scrutinized

Investigators dig for bodies amid call for answers

MARIANNA, Fla. — Nobody is quite sure how many boys’ bodies lie beneath the grounds of the notorious Arthur G. Dozier School for Boys, or which one is Thomas or Owen or Robert.

Nobody is quite sure how most of them died — the cause is often listed as ‘‘unknown’’ or ‘‘accident’’ — or why a great number were buried with such haste.

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