Researchers May Have Found Amelia Earhart's Finger

Bone fragment sheds light on what happened to pilot
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 12, 2010 4:35 PM CST
Researchers May Have Found Amelia Earhart's Finger
In this January 1935 photo provided by Matson Navigation Company Archives, Amelia Earhart studies maps and charts at The Royal Hawaiian Hotel in Honolulu, Hawaii.   (AP Photo/Matson Navigation Company Archives)

After 22 years of investigations, researchers may have found one of Amelia Earhart’s bones. The tiny bone fragment, discovered on an uninhabited southwest Pacific island, was at first thought to be from a turtle. Researchers now believe it could be human, Discovery News reports. “All of the evidence we have found on Nikumaroro is consistent with the hypothesis that Earhart and her navigator, Fred Noonan, landed and eventually died there as castaways," says the director of the recovery group. Click here for more, including what the bone was found with.
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