PHOTO: Amelia Earhart in her airplane, Photo Date: 1936
New research sheds light on the decades-old mystery of Amelia Earhart's disappearance.
The legendary pilot vanished in 1937 while attempting to fly around the world.
Three years after her ill-fated mission, human bones were found on Nikumaroro Island, a West Pacific island near Earhart's projected flight path. Near the bones were items believed to be Earhart's possessions.
However, a researcher who studied the bones at the time determined they belonged to a man.
But now, an anthropology professor at the University of Tennessee, Richard Jantz, says those bones most likely were Earhart's.
Unfortunately, those bones are long-gone as they were lost many years ago. So although we may never have a definitive answer, Jantz says "the most convincing argument is that they are hers."