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Florida Matters Preview: Researchers Trying to Identify Remains Exhumed from Dozier

Lucielle Salomon

For years, claims of abuse, beatings, rapes and murder of students by staff have come from those who survived the Dozier School for Boys,  the now-closed state-run reform school in the Florida Panhandle.

Many families are still wondering what happened to their loved ones, and some are getting answers as researchers from the University of South Florida identify remains that have been exhumed from the grounds of Dozier.

This week on Florida Matterson WUSF 89.7 FM, we check in with own Mark Schreiner, who has been following the story for WUSF News.

Researchers are trying to identify the remains from more than 50 graves. So far, they’ve found DNA matches for three sets of remains.  Hear much more about the investigation on Florida Matters on Tuesday, Jan. 13 at 6:30 p.m. and Sunday, Jan. 18 at 7:30 a.m.


Lottie Watts was our Florida Matters producer from 2012 to 2016. She also covers health and health policy for WUSF's Health News Florida .
Carson Cooper served as host of WUSF’s "Morning Edition" for 18 years. He took the job in 2000, after working in Tampa Bay radio for decades. He was a fan favorite of our listeners, bringing his friendly and familiar voice to listeners as they started their weekday mornings.
Mark Schreiner is the assistant news director and intern coordinator for WUSF News.