The bodies were discovered in a graveyard at a reform school in Florida, dark secrets hidden for more than 60 years.
But records at the Arthur G. Dozier School for Boys did not include identities of the boys in these particular graves.
For many years, boys who had lived there gave periodic reports that “horrific” events took place, including accusations of physical and sexual abuse.
Identifying the bodies will be the job of scientists at the University of North Texas Health Science Center in Fort Worth.
“They are finding more bodies than they can account for by the records at the Dozier school,” said Arthur Eisenberg, who co-directs the UNT Center for Human Identification and is leading the Fort Worth efforts.
-- Bill Miller