Bone find may end mystery of Amelia Earhart`s disappearance
Last Updated: Friday, December 17, 2010, 10:02
London: A tiny bone fragment discovered on a desert island may finally answer the questions surrounding legendary woman aviator Amelia Earhart's disappearance.

It could prove that Earhart, lived as a castaway instead of dying when her plane crashed into the Pacific Ocean, reports the Sun.

The bone, which is apparently a part of her finger, was discovered on the tiny south Pacific atoll of Nikumaroro.

Among other finds were pieces of a pocketknife, make-up from a woman's compact and old American bottles.

Experts have suggested that Earhart, who disappeared in 1937 on a round-the-world flight, was probably marooned there with her navigator Fred Noonan.

Scientists are hoping to obtain DNA from the bone to prove it came from Earhart.


First Published: Friday, December 17, 2010, 10:02

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