Some fifty years later, Johnny Lee Gaddy can recall seeing little boys body parts in the hog pen at Arthur G. Dozier Reform School in Marianna, Florida for boys. Johnny was one of the boys who were abused at the school, he was beaten, raped and abused by staff members at the school.
The team led by Associate Professor Dr. Erin Kimmerle says they have located a total of 55 burials at the school. That is 24 more burials than officials records indicate.University of South Florida researchers began excavating the graveyard at the now-closed Arthur G. Dozier School for Boys in September. The dig finished in December.
Researchers will try to identify the remains and determine the causes of death. The bodies were buried sometime between the late 1920s and early 1950s, researchers said.
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