If we find bones (either the ones sent to Fiji in 1941 or others which
may still be on Nikumaroro), it should be possible to make a DNA identification
as to whether or not they are Earhart’s. That is possible because there
are living blood relatives in the female line. Noonan, unfortunately, is
a different story. We know of no living blood relatives, male or female.
Neither do we have dental records for Fred. Positive ID of his remains
would probably require a fairly intact skull which could be computer-scaled
to photographs of him while he was alive.