One of the most highly publicized missing-child cases in history, which led to a mother’s wrongful imprisonment, has finally come to an end after an Australian corner officially ruled that a dingo killed the woman’s baby.
Lindy Chamberlain has been haunted for 32 years by public doubt of her version of events about how her 9-week-old daughter, Azaria, died. Chamberlain shocked the world when she reported that the infant had been snatched by a dingo, a wild dog that lives mostly in the Australian outback.
“We’re relieved and delighted to come to the end of this saga,” Chamberlain said Monday. Her former husband, and Azaria’s father, Michael, added, “this battle to get to the legal truth of what happened to Azaria has taken too long.”. . .