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A dingo took me baby

Posted: Tue Jun 12, 2012 10:13 pm
by eoinzy
Yep, so it turns out a dingo did steal a baby back in 1980!

A coroner has ruled that a dingo took baby Azaria Chamberlain, who vanished from the Australian outback 32 years ago.
Coroner Elizabeth Morris in Darwin Magistrates Court said: "I find that a dingo took Azaria and dragged her from her tent."
She said it is ''clear that there is evidence that a dingo is capable of attacking, taking and causing the death of young children."

Azaria disappeared from a tent near Uluru, which is also known as Ayers Rock, in 1980.
The incident sparked decades of debate in Australia over whether her mother, Lindy Chamberlain, was responsible for the infant's death.
The baby was just nine weeks old when she went missing on 17 August in 1980 during a camping trip to the evocative red monolith in the heart of Australia's Outback.
Azaria's mother was jailed for murder, despite an initial inquest that backed her explanation that the baby was snatched by a dingo, Australia's native wild dog.

A third inquest in 1995 recorded an open finding, in a case that continues to fascinate the Australian public.
Lindy Chamberlain, then pregnant with her fourth child, was convicted of murder and sentenced to life imprisonment. Michael Chamberlain was convicted of being an accessory and given a suspended sentence.
A judicial inquiry, known as a Royal Commission, overturned the convictions in 1987, leading to Lindy Chamberlain's release. A third inquest in 1995 returned an open verdict.

The latest inquest, however, heard new evidence of several dingo attacks on humans, including details of how a nine-year-old boy died in Queensland after being attacked in 2001.

The baby's body was never found.