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Scott, Cabinet expected to OK removal of bodies at Dozier



It appears that the University of South Florida will get state approval to continue to locate and excavate bodies at the former Arthur G. Dozier School for Boys in Marianna.

Formal approval could come as soon as Tuesday, when the Florida Board of Trustees of the Internal Improvement Trust Fund will vote on a joint land-use agreement with the Department of Environmental Protection to permit the excavation on the former Dozier campus. According to the agenda, the board is recommending approval.

Florida Secretary of State Ken Detzner had denied USF researchers' request to exhume bodies in a clandestine cemetery at the former reform school. The decision had been appealed by the university.

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[Last modified: Wednesday, July 31, 2013 5:55pm]


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