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Dogs to hunt for Amelia Earhart's remains


Posted on Wednesday, 21 June, 2017 | Comment icon 17 comments

Did Amelia Earhart survive as a castaway on a Pacific island ? Image Credit: Harris and Ewing
The forensic animals will be used to help sniff out the aviator's final resting place on Nikumaroro.
When Amelia Earhart disappeared over the Pacific Ocean during an attempt to circumnavigate the globe in her Lockheed Model 10 Electra in 1937, the question of what happened to her would go on to become one of the most enduring mysteries of the modern age.

In recent years however, clues have been found suggesting that Earhart's plane may have gone down somewhere in the remote Pacific atoll of Nikumaroro and that the aviator and her navigator Fred Noonan may have even survived for several days on a small island while awaiting rescue.

Now a new expedition led by The International Group for Historic Aircraft Recovery ( TIGHAR ) is hoping to prove this theory once and for all by journeying to the island and using sniffer dogs to search for the famed aviator's remains.

It will be the group's 12th expedition to search for Earhart in more than 30 years of investigating.

"No other technology is more sophisticated than the dogs," said National Geographic archaeologist Fred Hiebert. "They have a higher rate of success identifying things than ground-penetrating radar."

If the team does find bones on the island, they will be shipped back to the United States so that tests can be run to compare the DNA with that or Earhart's closest living relative.

If there is a match then they will have solved one of the modern world's most enduring mysteries.

Source: National Geographic | Comments (17)

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Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #8 Posted by Myles on 22 June, 2017, 11:24
While this may be true, it sounds funny - "No other technology is more sophisticated than the dogs,"
Comment icon #9 Posted by Almighty Evan on 22 June, 2017, 13:24
There's another theory that her body was found in 1940... http://www.history.com/news/skeleton-may-help-solve-amelia-earhart-mystery
Comment icon #10 Posted by Adampadum123 on 22 June, 2017, 15:10
I think the mystery itself should just carry on mysteries or what keeps our imaginations alive
Comment icon #11 Posted by Myles on 22 June, 2017, 17:02
I think it is likely that this one could be solved. At least part of it. I think the best bet is that she spent her final days on Nikumaroro island.
Comment icon #12 Posted by Adampadum123 on 22 June, 2017, 20:58
every few years somebodytriesto solve this case and unfortunately they never find anything new the last one I heard is that a cannibal tribe killed them an ate them
Comment icon #13 Posted by paperdyer on 23 June, 2017, 13:37
I wonder if the group has something with her scent on it? I guess cadaver dogs can find bones and the like otherwise.
Comment icon #14 Posted by Calibeliever on 23 June, 2017, 16:23
Interesting, and I wonder why it hasn't been thought of before? (to be fair, I didn't think of it either, but I'm not that smart)
Comment icon #15 Posted by Adampadum123 on 26 June, 2017, 2:51
I mean how do they know for certain we're the planewent down there's no trace evidence and can dogs pick up a scent from all them years ago
Comment icon #16 Posted by DebDandelion on 8 July, 2017, 15:24
nearly exact match as the remains found on Nikumaroro. anyone else.find this sentence contradictory?
Comment icon #17 Posted by Darkenpath25 on 10 July, 2017, 20:34
Who knows if this could be true , Maybe since its reported that dogs can sniff out cancer sniffing a bandage .


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