Coroner Finds Dingo Did in Fact Eat Baby

32-year-old case finally closed

Megan Stroup

The fourth inquest into the controversial death of a baby in the Australian outback 32 years ago ended today when a coroner ruled a dingo was responsible. Infant Azaria Chamberlain disappeared in 1980 from a tent while camping with her parents. The parents claimed a dingo had taken the baby from the tent, but the mother was sentenced to life in prison for murder in 1982. She served three years before her conviction was overturned. The latest inquest presented evidence about recent dingo attacks on children, including three fatal attacks. The parents said they were relieved and delighted to see their daughter’s case come to an end. Azaria’s body has never been found.

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