After being lost for thirteen years one of the four created pairs of Dorothy's ruby slippers have finally been found and will be on display on October 19 in the national museum of American History
The slippers where stolen after a thief broke in through the museum's back door, according to the Grand Rapids Police Department. The perpetrator smashed a glass case in the museum's gallery and stole the slippers, which were insured for $1 million. The alarm didn't sound at a central dispatch station and no fingerprints were left behind, police said. All that was left behind was a single red sequin.
During this time the shoes belonged to a collector named Michael Shaw, who had taken care of them for over 35 years.
Tips flowed in over the years but they led either nowhere -- or to reproductions.
After nearly a yearlong investigation involving the bureau's Art Crime Team, the FBI Laboratory, and field offices in Chicago, Atlanta and Miami, the slippers were recovered during an undercover operation in Minneapolis, the statement said.
They are now back were they belong in the National Museum of American History and will be on display as of October 19, 2018.