History News: Amelia Earhart Found at Last?

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The solution to a mystery more than seventy years old may be on the horizon. The plane of famed aviator Amelia Earhart disappeared in the remote south Pacific on July 2, 1937, and despite herculean efforts, her body, and that of her navigator, Fred Noonan, have never been found.  But now, researchers working on a small island about three hundred miles southeast of Howland Island, the intended landing spot, have found some remains that suggest that the flying duo may have spent their final weeks as castaways struggling to survive. Now Discovery Channel has the story of the investigation, which will be continuing until the middle of June. It includes such details as the discovery of a knife, intentionally broken, some scattered bones, and a tale of giant land  crabs that feed on, well, dead things.  This is a fascinating article, one that looks promising in the efforts to find Amelia and Fred and bring home their remains.

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