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Dingo death ruling delights Azaria Chamberlain's mother

An Australian coroner has made a final ruling that the baby in the famous "dingo baby" case was killed by a dingo. The ruling comes 32 years after Lindy Chamberlain-Creighton told an initially disbelieving nation that her baby daughter Azaria was taken from a campsite by a wild dog.

Mrs Chamberlain-Creighton was initially convicted of murdering her eight week-old baby in 1982, but was later cleared along with her then husband Michael Chamberlain, after the chance discovery of a fragment of Azaria's clothing in an area dotted with dingo lairs. However, Azaria's body was never found despite intensive searches by police, Aboriginal trackers and park rangers.

It was a case that divided Australians and was even turned into the film A Cry In The Dark, starring Meryl Streep.

Both Mrs Chamberlain-Creighton and Mr. Michael Chamberlain have always maintained that a wild dog took their baby during the family camping trip to Ayers Rock.

Lindy Chamberlain-Creighton spoke to BBC World News from Darwin in Australia's Northern Territory about her delight that the truth is finally out.

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