Stolen 'Wizard of Oz' ruby slippers finally recovered
Sep 05, 2018, 01:26
The FBI said that the red slippers, stolen from the Judy Garland Museum in Minnesota in 2005, have been recovered after 13 years.
The slippers were stolen from the Judy Garland Museum in 2005 when someone went through a window and smashed into the small display case.
U.S. authorities announced they have recovered the famous sequined shoes - one of four pairs worn by Judy Garland in the 1939 American classic film.
Since the slippers were recovered in July, they have been transported to the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History in Washington, D.C. There, conservators conducted an in-depth examination and analysis, identifying wear and details unique to their 1939 film appearance.
The once-missing slippers are owned by collector Michael Shaw, who lent the slippers to the Judy Garland Museum every year.
Ten years later, the museum worked with the Itasca County Sheriff's Dive Team to address the theory that someone had thrown the slippers in a nearby lake.
The slippers are one of four pairs of ruby red slippers worn by Garland in the movie that are known to exist.
FBI Special Agent in Charge-Minneapolis Division Jill Sanbornsays while investigators have identified suspects and have executed multiple search warrants in Minnesota and Florida, they are seeking to identify additional people connected to the heist.
"They're an enduring symbol of the power of belief", Johnson said. Tips flowed in over the years - including one from a psychic just last month - but they led either nowhere or to counterfeits. One is housed in the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History, where they were removed from display in 2016 and a crowdfunding campaign was launched to cover the huge cost - hundreds of thousands of dollars - to restore them.
Authorities shed little light on what happened to them at a televised news conference Tuesday, announcing only that they had recovered the famous pair. In 1970, a costumer named Kent Warner found them and sold off several pairs of the slippers.
"The slippers are a major attraction for our museum". Toward the end of the movie, Glinda the Good Witch reveals to Dorothy that her magic slippers can take her back home.
Journalist based in Charlotte, North Carolina, whose work has appeared in The Charlotte Observer, Creative Loafing, and more.
Insured for $1m (£780,000), police initially offered a $250,000 (£195,000) reward for the shoes and in 2015 a fan in Arizona then offered another $1m.
Le'Veon Bell hasn't shown up to any practices, training camp, or played in any preseason games as Week 1 looms near. Could be a week, as it was past year . "I hadn't thought about it", Tomlin said at his weekly press conference.
Olivier Ntcham's goal just after the hour mark settled a game in which the Hoops struck the frame of the goal four times. Rangers are seventh on five points. "I'm not saying losing 1-0 is acceptable but we are working in the right direction".
Lewis is the first victim identified Monday after two boats collided on head-on and sank, leaving 13 injured and three missing. Eric Sherwin, spokesman for the San Bernardino County Fire District, says the vessels collided head-on Saturday evening.
Experts on the conflict nextdoor in Afghanistan, America's longest war, argue that safe havens in Pakistan have helped insurgents. Pentagon spokesman Lt Col Koné Faulkner said the USA military would aim to spend the money on other "urgent priorities".
Taylor was absolutely right to ask the question in her postgame interview on the field, whether Saban likes it or not. Alabama continues to dominate in the second half, finishing to a 51-14 victory over the Louisville Cardinals.
Officer-involved shooting at California Racetrack
Police and track security quickly set up a perimeter on both sides of the grandstand admission gates and cleared the area. Sheriff's officials confirmed there was an officer-involved shooting but would not immediately provide details.