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Final pair of ruby slippers recovered after theft 13 years ago

There are four known pairs in existence.
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If you are a fan of Discovery Channel's "Expedition Unknown" with Josh Gates, you might remember the episode where he went on an urban treasure hunt which took him to the bottom of a frozen lake on a bogus lead to find a pair of Judy Garland's ruby slippers used in the film "The Wizard of Oz."  

Although Gates didn't find them, according to New Now Next and the FBI, they were found in Minneapolis earlier this summer. 

Back in 2005, the shoes were on display at the Judy Garland Museum in Grand Rapids, Minnesota when a thief broke into the building and took them from the display case. Strangely, the alarms weren't turned on and neither was the security camera. There were no fingerprints lifted from the scene either.

The sequined slippers were on loan from Los Angeles based avid movie memorabilia collector Michael Shaw. There are only four pairs known to exist and they are valued at $3 million.

It is not clear if there have been any arrests made in the theft, and officials are set to release details about the recovery on Tuesday.