Let me see the Reform School was open from early 1900 to 2009? Lots of people get sick and in institutions disease spreads rapidly. In the early 1900’s a lot of people died from disease!!!
A lot of these are deaths that were not documented. The families in some cases were told that the child ran away, but they never heard from them again. So the belief is that some of the children were murdered by their keepers and buried in the unmarked, undocumented graves.
“Lots of people get sick and in institutions disease spreads rapidly.”
Those have been accounted for. Recorded and tallied.
The issue is the SURPLUS number of graves, if that is what they are, and if the remains are modern.