12 June 2012, 08:36
Coroner rules dingo to blame for Australian baby's death
LONDON. June 12. KAZINFORM A coroner ruled Tuesday that a dingo, a wild dog native to Australia, caused the death of a baby more than 30 years ago, Kazinform has learned from CNN.
Azaria Chamberlain was just two months old when she disappeared from a tent during a family holiday to Uluru, also known as Ayers Rock, sparking one of the country's most sensational and enduring murder mysteries.
"The cause of her death was as the result of being attacked and taken by a dingo," Elizabeth Morris, coroner for Northern Territory, announced to Darwin Magistrates court early Tuesday. "Dingos can and do cause harm to humans."
The girl's mother, Lindy Chamberlain-Creighton, long maintained that a dingo took her baby, even as she was sentenced to life in jail for daughter's murder, a conviction that was later quashed.
Her cries of a "dingo's got my baby" were immortalized in the 1988 film "A Cry in the Dark," starring Meryl Streep who earned an Oscar nomination for the role.
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