The stolen pair of ruby red slippers taken from the Judy Garland museum in Grand Rapids, Minnesota in 2005 will be making their way back home.
FBI officials announced Tuesda at a press conference they had located the shoes from the 1939 movie “The Wizard of Oz”. Officials hinted there would be arrests made in the case, but didn’t provide any other details.
At the end of the press conference, they were placed on display in a glass case.
During the filming of the movie, there were multiple pairs of slippers used, but there are only four pairs of shoes known to exist today.
ORIGINAL: A pair of ruby slippers from The Wizard of Oz have turned up, more than a dozen years after someone stole them.
The FBI says the sequined heels from the classic 1939 musical were stolen from the Judy Garland Museum in the actress’s hometown of Grand Rapids, Minnesota in August of 2005.
The thief smashed a Plexiglas case and made off with one of the world’s most valuable pieces of Hollywood memorabilia.
The shoes that were used in close-up shots of Dorothy clicking her heels were insured for a million dollars.
The FBI will have more to say about the recovery of the ruby slippers at a news conference in Minneapolis at 1 p.m. Central Time.