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Posted: August 08, 2014

Media spotlight: Missing Persons Lab helps ID teenager who died 73 years ago

DNA experts at UNT Health Science Center announced this week that they had identified the remains of a 14-year-old boy buried more than 70 years ago at a now-closed reform school in Florida.

It is one of the oldest DNA associations ever made at UNTHSC and the first positive ID made from 55 sets of human remains excavated from unmarked graves at the now-closed Arthur G. Dozier School for Boys in Marianna, Fla.

Media coverage of the identification:

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