The Search for Amelia

The mystery of Amelia Earhart's disappearance may be on the verge of finally being solved, if researchers can find and collect some of her DNA from envelopes she may have licked, says Discoblog's Patrick Morgan. When Earhart disappeared in 1937 with her navigator, Fred Noonan, speculation ran rampant about whether they had crashed into the sea or on some deserted island.

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