Florida Department of Law Enforcement
University of South Florida forensic experts announced Thursday that for the first time they have identified the remains of a boy buried at a now-closed Florida reform school where some guards were accused of brutality.
A researcher from the University of South Florida said Tuesday that a team of forensic experts is using DNA, skeletal analysis and digital X-rays to identify the remains from a former reform school on the Panhandle.
A former Florida Department of Law Enforcement crime lab analyst told investigators he had problems with his back and knew he was in trouble when confronted in late January about hundreds of painkillers and other pills missing from sealed evidence containers, according to police documents released Wednesday.
Two convicted killers who used forged documents to win their release from a Panhandle prison had a cellphone while behind bars that may have helped them plot their escape.
At least six inmates in Florida have used forged documents in attempts to escape from prison, including two killers who were mistakenly freed because of the paperwork, authorities said Tuesday.
Within days of strolling out of prison without a hitch, two convicted killers freed by bogus paperwork went to a jail about 300 miles away and registered as felons, records showed.
Tracy Martin — father of slain teenager Trayvon Martin — was in the capital to continue his fight against Florida’s “stand your ground” law.
Gov. Rick Scott says law enforcement needs to first capture two murderers who escaped from a Franklin County prison and then find out what went wrong.
Two inmates have been mistakenly freed from a Florida prison.
University of South Florida researchers will begin exhuming dozens of graves Saturday at a former reform school in hopes of identifying the buried boys and learning how they died.