A new analysis concludes, Bones found in 1940 on a western Pacific Ocean island were quite likely to be remains from famed aviator Amelia Earhart.
University of Tennessee anthropologist Richard Jantz said Thursday, the study and other evidence "point toward her rather strongly."
Earhart disappeared during an attempted flight around the world in 1937. The search for an answer to what happened to her and her navigator has captivated the public for decades. Jantz's analysis is the latest chapter in a back-and-forth that has played out about the remains. They were found in 1940 on Nikumaroro Island but are now lost.