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Remains excavated at Fla. reform school sent to North Texas

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TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Researchers say the remains of 55 people have been excavated from a graveyard at a former reform school with a history of abuse.

University of South Florida researchers began surveying the graveyard at the now-closed Arthur G. Dozier School for Boys in Marianna in September.

On Tuesday, the researchers said they had unearthed five more bodies than they previously thought they would find. Official records indicated 31 burials at the north Florida site, but researchers had estimated there would be about 50 graves.

DNA from the remains will be sent to the University of North Texas Center for Human Identification in Fort Worth, Texas, for analysis.

The boys' school opened in 1900 and closed in 2011. Former inmates from the 1950s and 1960s have detailed beatings and abuse.

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