Judy Garland's famous shoes - which were ensured for $1million - were stolen from the Judy Garland Museum in Grand Rapids, Minnesota in August 2005.
But on Tuesday the FBI revealed that the stolen slippers have finally been recovered. No suspects have been immediately announced.
It is a Hollywood happy ending for a scandal that one private investigator who worked on the case claimed had more conspiracy theories than Area 51.
One or more suspects broke through a back entrance into the museum and smashed the plexiglass box where the shoes were on display. Nothing else was taken.
No fingerprints were left behind and the museum's alarm system and video surveillance cameras were not operating at the time of the theft.
The only thing left behind was a lone red sequin, which detectives placed in an envelope that was locked up at the local police station.
Theories abounded over what could have happened to the shoes, with tips pouring in after authorities offered a $1million reward for their return.