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Fla. Cabinet may give ok for USF to exhume bodies at Dozier School

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Updated: 7/31/2013 7:19 pm
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- Florida Gov. Rick Scott and other top state officials are being asked to grant a request from researchers to exhume human remains at a former reform school.

Scott and the members of the Florida Cabinet will consider the request at their Aug. 6 meeting.

The move to ask the governor and the Cabinet comes after an agency reporting to Scott turned down the permit request from the University of South Florida.

USF researchers want to see if they can identify who is buried at the now-defunct Dozier School for Boys located about 60 miles west of Tallahassee. They also want to try to figure out how they died.

Secretary of State Ken Detzner in mid-July told the university that his department doesn't have the legal authority to grant the request.

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nativejax - 7/31/2013 4:52 PM
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Me too! My husband and I will both be cremated and our ashes will be put together in one urn and buried together for eternity...Hows that for 'undying' love? :-)I just cannot imagine anybody being abused after they die, then put in the ground for worm food. How scary..

wishmistress - 7/31/2013 1:06 PM
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This is one of the many reasons I will be cremated. Their is no respect for the dead.
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