To: Will Weatherford Speaker; Florida House of Representatives
DON'T ALLOW THE TRUTH ABOUT DOZIER TO REMAIN BURIED
Many questions surround the impending dig on the Dozier School for Boys "Boot Hill" cemetery.Researchers and families of missing victims want to know who, and how many bodies are there- and how they died- by digging up the burial sites.
We urge you to approve the funding necessary to continue this investigation.
Why is this important?
Nearly 50 unmarked graves have been discovered at a boys’ reform school in Florida, and the grisly find could now solve the mystery of the previously “missing” bodies of former students. A small cemetery in the grounds of the now defunct school contains the marked graves of 31 students who died from alleged abuse there, but there were always another 50 boys unaccounted for…and no one knew where the bodies could have been until now. Both the families of these victims and the public deserve to know what happened to these boys.
There had been stories of shocking abuse, including rape and brutal beatings, especially when boys were sent to the so-called White House, a cinder block building on the property.
During a 2009 investigation, many former students claimed that most of the missing had died from abuse, but it did not clear up the mystery of where their bodies were and no criminal charges were filed.