Study may help solve mystery of what happened to Amelia Earhart

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Thursday, March 8, 2018
Amelia Earhart poses in this undated photo.
Amelia Earhart poses in this undated photo.
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SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- A new study may help solve the decades old mystery of what happened to aviation pioneer Amelia Earhart.

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Bones found on a remote island in the South Pacific in 1940 that were originally thought to belong to a man are now being considered as Earhart's, according to new research published in the journal "Forensic Anthropology"

Earhart went missing over the South Pacific more than 80 years ago.

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If the bones do belong to Earhart, it would suggest that she died as a castaway on the island.

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