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How do I permanently delete a Site Collection from SharePoint Online

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I am trying to permanently delete a SharePoint online Site Collection and unable to do so using Powershell.  I keep getting a message that displays "Remove-SPODeletedSite : Unable to find the deleted site: https://XXX.sharepoint.com/sites/Site_1.

The command that I'm using is:
Remove-SPODeletedSite -Identity https://XXX.sharepoint.com/sites/Site_1

When I try to find the deleted sites using command Get-SPODeletedSite nothing displays.  I can see the site collection in the recycle bin.

Not sure what I'm doing wrong, any suggestions?

I've already tried the suggestions listed here:  https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/powershell/module/sharepoint-online/remove-spodeletedsite?view=sharepoint-ps
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