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Investigators found evidence that may determine Earhart’s fate

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Posted at 10:09 PM, Jun 02, 2012
and last updated 2012-06-03 00:06:04-04

ARLINGTON, Va. (WTVR) - Investigators believe they found a clue that could help solve the world's biggest mystery.

For decades now, Amelia Earhart's has been said to have "disappeared" on an island in the Pacific.  The remnants of a small cosmetic jar have been found on the what is thought to be the same island where Amelia Earhart died as a castaway in 1937. 

The International Group for Historic Aircraft Recovery met this weekend in Arlington to discuss and debate what happened to Earhart.

According to the Christian Science Monitor, the group will return to the island in July where Earhart and navigator Fred Noonan supposedly spent their last days to find the aircraft that they believe vanished in the Pacific.

She vanished while flying her twin-engine plane over the Pacific Ocean.  At the time, she and Noonan were attempting to fly around the world along the equator.