Fossett Died in Crash: Calif. DNA Report
Widow hopes this 'puts a definitive end' to speculation
By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 3, 2008 5:41 PM CST
Legendary adventurer Steve Fossett flying the Zeppelin NT with Hans-Paul Strohle, Pilot/Flight Instructor for Deutsche Zeppelin Reederei.   (PRNewsFoto)
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(Newser) – California officials today identified two large bones found near a Sierra Nevada crash site as Steve Fossett's, the Fresno Bee reports. The Madera County Sheriff refused to say which of the adventurer's bones were found, to avoid hurting the family further, reports the AP. "I am hopeful that the DNA identification puts a definitive end to all of the speculation surrounding Steve's death," said Fossett's widow, Peggy Fossett.