WBIR: Jantz Seeks to Solve Mystery of Amelia Earhart

WBIR-TVMany have sought to solve the mystery of Amelia Earhart’s disappearance on her last flight across the Pacific Ocean, but have come up short without her bones or the plane itself.

WBIR recently featured the efforts of Richard Jantz, director emeritus of the Forensic Anthropology Center, and a group of self-appointed explorers, to solve this mystery.

Recent findings that unveiled a unique aspect of Earhart—her unusually long forearms—have sparked more investigation into her disappearance. Jantz is working with Richard Gillespie, executive director of The International Group for Historic Aircraft Recovery (TIGHAR), on a new theory: that the plane carrying Earhart and Fred Noonan actually ended up hundreds of miles south of Howland on an uninhabited atoll in the western Pacific.

Bones found on the atoll have become the key to their investigation.