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Bones discovered in 1940s may be Amelia Earhart

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PHOTO: Amelia Earhart in her airplane, Photo Date: 1936 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." 

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