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Bones on remote Pacific island were likely Amelia Earhart’s

A new forensic analysis of bones found on a remote Pacific island 80 years ago strongly suggests they belonged to Amelia Earhart, NPR reports. Remains found on Nikumaroro in 1940 were originally ruled out as belonging to the famed pilot, as they were thought to be male. Now, a scientist has run the bone’s measurements through modern forensics software, comparing them to estimations of Earhart’s bone lengths based on her clothing and photographs. The analysis found that not only are the bones female, they match with Earhart better than with 99% of other individuals. Unfortunately, the bones themselves have long been lost, so a more detailed analysis including DNA testing may never be possible.

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