Missing ‘Wizard Of Oz’ Ruby Slippers Found After 13 Years


FBI INVESTIGATORS FOLLOW THE YELLOW BRICK ROAD TO RECOVER AN IMPORTANT PIECE OF MOVIE MEMORABILIA. DOROTHY’S RUBY SLIPPERS. SOMEONE STOLE THEM IN GRAND RAPIDS IN 2005. AUTHORITIES RECOVERED THEM IN MINNEAPOLIS A FEW WEEKS AGO. JENNIFER FOUND THERE IS MORE TO THIS MYSTERY. FOLLOW THE YELLOW BRICK ROAD Reporter: THE RUBY SLIPPERS MADE FAMOUS BY A MINNESOTA SON JUDY GARLAND, DISAPPEARED WITHOUT A TRACE FROM THE GRAND RAPIDS MUSEUM IN HER NAME. THE GLASS TOP WAS SMASHED. THEY WERE GONE. NOT ONLY WERE THEY STOLEN, THE MEMORIES OF AMERICANS WERE STOLEN IN 2005. WE HOPE TODAY WE GIVE THOSE BACK. UNDER THE RAINBOW. Reporter: THEY REVEALED THE RUBY SLIPPERS WERE RECOVERED AFTER BEING MISSING FOR 13 YEARS. OVER THAT TIME, POLICE FOLLOWED EVERY LEAD. EVERYTHING FROM BEING NAILED TO A WALL AND A ROADSIDE DINER, TO I WAS WITH MY BOYFRIEND WHEN HE THREW THEM INTO — Reporter: THEY CALLED LAST YEAR WHEN A CREDIBLE TIP LED THEM OUT OF STATE. IT LET INVESTIGATORS TO AN EXTORTION SCHEME. THEY EXECUTED SEARCH WARRANTS IN FLORIDA AND MINNESOTA. AND FED THE — AND FOUND THEM IN A STING OPERATION IN MINNEAPOLIS IN JULY. THESE TYPES OF OFFENSES NOT ONLY DEPRIVE THE OWNER OF THE PROPERTY BUT ALL OF US. Reporter: FOUR KNOWN PAIRS EXIST, THESE WERE SENT TO THE SMITHSONIAN WHERE CONSERVATIVES EXAMINED THEM AND DETERMINED THEY WERE AUTHENTIC. PEOPLE WHO LIVE IN THE IRON RANGE TOWN EXPERIENCED RELIEF UPON LEARNING OF THEIR RETURN. WE CHERISH THEM. THEY ARE VERY IMPORTANT TO OUR TOWN. WE ALWAYS HOPED THIS WOULD HAPPEN AND SURE ENOUGH, BY THE GRACE OF GOD IT HAPPENED. THERE IS NO PLACE LIKE HOME.

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