Amelia Earheart Mystery May Be Solved

12.20.10 | Sarah Harnisch

    Researchers may have solved the 80 year old mystery of what happened to female aviation pioneer Amelia Earheart.  Three bone fragments turned up on a deserted south pacific island this year that lay along the course Earhart was following when she vanished. Nearby were some interesting objects: old makeup, glass bottles, and shells that had been cut open. There were also birds and fished cooked as a westernern eats. Did Earhart die-- as a castaway Scientists at the University of Oklahoma hope to extract D.N.A. from the tiny bone chips, but they won't have the results for several months. Earhart died in 1937 after failing in her quest to become the first woman to fly around the world.