MARIANNA — A spot of buried blood. A drop of subsurface semen. A bone fragment in the ground for decades.
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Those are things cadaver dogs have been trained to smell, according to handlers from NecroSearch International, a nonprofit group enlisted to help find the bodies of boys who died in custody of the state’s oldest reform school here on the outskirts of town.
The search continues this week for boys buried outside the known cemetery on the campus of the now-shuttered Dozier School for Boys, known through the years as the Florida Industrial School and the Florida School for Boys.