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Boise State Students Search For Bodies At Old Idaho Pen

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Dylan Mikesell, faculty advisor to the Boise State Geophysics Club, works with students to sweep the grounds of the Old Idaho Penitentiary with ground penetrating radar. The club is trying to locate the bodies of 55 prisoners buried on the prison grounds.

The Boise State Geophysics Club is taking part in a truly unusual school activity: They are looking for dead bodies. Dead prisoners, to be exact, 55 buried on the grounds of the Old Idaho PenitentiaryIdaho Matters talks with Amber Beierle, Historic Sites Administrator with the Idaho State Historical Society and Dylan Mikesell, a Boise State geosciences assistant professor and advisor to the club.

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