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The 80 year old disappearance of Amelia Earhart spawned an investigation by Richard Jantz, director emeritus of the Forensic Anthropology Center.

WVLT’s Alan Williams recently featured Jantz’s quest to solve this mystery.

Jantz is part of the investigating team known as the International Group for Historic Aircraft. The group studies Earhart’s disappearance.

The researchers think Earhart ditched her plane off what was then called Gardner Island and died there.

A report on bones found on the island in 1940 dispute what Jantz believes. Now, he’s working on providing more evidence to support his theory which could be released in the months to come.