>> 13 years after vanishing like the wicked witch of the east under a house, a pair of ruby slippers worth millions of dollars, featured in the 1939 movie The Wizard of Oz, have finally been recovered. The FBI announced that the finding on Tuesday in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota.>> It's not only were these slippers stolen, but the memories of a lot of Americans were stolen back in 2005.
And we hope today that we give those memories back. The sequence shoes are one of four pairs worn by Judy Garland who played Dorothy in 1939 musical fantasy film. The slippers were stolen from the Judy Garland museum in Grand Rapids Minnesota, in an overnight robbery in August 2005.
>> The FBI joined the investigation in 2017 and said an extortion plot lead agents to their recovery the following year. Though no one has been arrested or charged in the case. Officials have asked the public for help in identifying the suspects before they strike again.>> Our hope today, is that folks that are watching this, if you know something about the theft that you come forward and share that with us.
>> People at the Judy Garland Museum celebrated the recovery.>> We were in shock this morning. It was awesome news.>> And I know I speak for everyone->> Even Grand Rapids police chief Scott Johnson, expressed his joy over the news.>> They're more than just a pair of shoes or slippers, they're an enduring symbol of the power of belief.
>> Because for these ruby red slippers, there's no place like home.