Late last year I did a post about a new inquest being opened in to the disappearance of Azaria Chamberlain. That post has proved to be surprisingly popular so I thought I would post about the news reports on the results of that inquest.
Just in case you haven’t heard of this famous case, Azaria was a nine-week-old baby who disappeared from a tent during a family camping trip tp Ayres Rock in 1980. Her parents were accused of murder and her mother spent time in jail before being released when new evidence was uncovered.
There have been multiple investigations into the case and today, just days after what would have been Azaria’s 32nd birthday, the findings of what was hoped to be the last one were released.
Unsurprisingly the coroner found that Azaria was taken by a dingo. The reason given for this change in opinion was that there have been many documented cases of dingoes attacking and even killing children much larger than Azaria.
While this is a finding that is long overdue, I am sure it is satisfying for the family to finally have Azaria’s death certificate amended from ’cause unknown’ to ‘taken by dingo’.