Researchers may have found Amelia Earhart’s bones

Researchers believe that bones found on a remote Pacific island are likely those of the pioneer female pilot, Amelia Earhart. Earhart disappeared in 1937, and if confirmed, these bones would solve the mystery of what happened on her infamous final flight.

This new study re-examines bones that had been found eight decades ago. Even though similar conclusions were considered when the bones were first found, now that forensic pathology has become more advanced, scientists wanted to take another look at the unidentified bones.

The International Group for Historic Aircraft Recovery released a theory in 2016 that stated that Earhart probably died as a castaway, not from the plane crash. Either way, if the bones can be identified, scientists will be able to piece together what really happened on Earhart’s final flight.