Coroner: Dingo Killed Baby in 1980

In a case that gripped much of the Australian public in 1980, a coroner ruled there Tuesday morning that Azaria Chamberlain was killed by a dingo. Azaria’s mother and her husband were originally jailed for the 2-month-old’s killing after the girl went missing on a family camping trip in August 1980. While both adults were exonerated in 1987, coroner Elizabeth Morris said Tuesday that a dingo was the most likely cause of Azaria’s death. The girl’s official death certificate will be changed as Morris said that the evidence was “adequate, clear, cogent, and exact” that Azaria was taken by a dingo.