The 1937 disappearance of aviation pioneer Amelia Earhart, as she was attempting a grueling equatorial flight to circumnavigate the world, has been one of the greatest unsolved mysteries of our time.

Professor emeritus Richard Jantz, of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville conducted a forensic analysis that suggests bones found on the South Pacific Island of Nikumaroro are those of Ms. Earhart.

Jantz said he analyzed the bones by using several modern techniques, including a computer program, called Fordisc which can estimate the sex, ancestry, and stature of a person from skeletal measurements.

The professor found that data from the computer program revealed that the bones found in 1940 are more similar to Earhart than to 99% of people listed in a large reference sample.

Could it be that the mystery has finally been solved?