“A dingo took my baby” stands as one of the most famous lines from any criminal case in history — made so by the movie “A Cry in the Dark” starring Meryl Streep. Now, a coroner in Australia has reopened the case after a couple of proven dingo attacks on children.
Lindy Chamberlain-Creighton always insisted that her 9-week-old baby Azaria was taken from family’s tent during a trip to the Australian outback by dingos in 1980. The body was never found and Chamberlain-Creighton was convicted of murder. That conviction was later overturned when a piece of Azaria’s clothing was found near a dingo den.
The reconsideration follows a 2001 mauling death of a 9-year-old boy by two dingoes and a dingo attack on a 4-year-old girl in 2007.
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