Dingo ‘Got My Baby,’ For Real

Dingo's Took My Baby
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Do you remember the infamous Lindy Chamberlain-Creighton case from 1980, or have you ever heard someone joke “the dingo’s got my baby?” Well, according to an Australian coroner, the mother of baby-girl Azaria was telling the truth- the dingo got her baby.

Thirty years after Azaria Chamberlain’s dissapearance, a coroner has ruled that the two-month-old who vanished from Ayer’s Rock, Australia was taken by a dingo or dingoes, The Sydney Morning Herald reported.

“In considering all the evidence I am satisfied the evidence is sufficiently cogent and excludes all other reasonable possibilities defined [as to] what occurred. That after Mrs [Lindy] Chamberlain placed Azaria in the tent, a dingo or dingoes entered the tent, took Azaria and carried and dragged her from the immediate area,” said coroner Elizabeth Morris.

When court had ended Chamberlain-Creighton said her family was “relieved and delighted to come to the end of this saga.”

“We live in a beautiful country but it is dangerous and we would ask all Australians to be aware of this and take appropriate precautions and not wait for somebody else to do it for them,” she added.

It’s now official that a dingo, which is a type of wild dog, killed Azaria. This brings an end to years of legal battles and a murder trial through Federal and High Court appeals.

Chamberlain-Creighton spent three years in jail for the death of her daughter, but was later released. As of Tuesday, there is no question about what happened to baby Azaria.

Morris addressed the family directly when she said, “Please accept my sincere sympathy on the death of your special and loved daughter and sister Azaria.”

The case got world-wide recognition after Meryl Streep starred in 1988’s “A Cry in the Dark,” a film based on Azaria’s last night in the Outback.