Researchers at the University of Oklahoma are optimistic that the three bone fragment that turned up on a deserted South Pacific island might belong to.
The bones were found near the uninhabited island, where in 1937 the famed aviator Amelia Earhart and her navigatorvanished and their bodies were never recovered, as she was trying to fly around the world.
At that time, Amelia Earhart was 41 years old.
Now after 73 years, scientists hope that the DNA extracts from the tiny chips of bones, one believed to be from a finger while the other one from a neck, might match to that of the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean.
Along with the bones, investigators have also found pieces of pocket knife, make up from a woman’s compact, empty oyster shells, some shoe fragments and a bottle containing traces of lanoline and oil.
The new evidences suggest that the two might have survived few days as castaways after a probable landing on a reef.