Tuesday, June 12, 2012
It turns out that Lindy Chamberlain wasn't lying 30 years ago...
A coroner ruled Tuesday that a dingo, a wild dog native to Australia, caused the death of a baby more than 30 years ago.
Azaria Chamberlain was just two-months-old when she disappeared from a tent during a family holiday to Uluru, also known as Ayers Rock, sparking one of the country's most sensational and enduring murder mysteries.
The girl's mother, Lindy Chamberlain-Creighton, long maintained that a dingo took her baby, even as she was sentenced to life in jail for her daughter's murder, a conviction that was later quashed.
During the trail, a witness recounted the then 32-year-old mother's cries of a "dingo's got my baby", which was immortalized in the 1988 film "A Cry In The Dark"starring Meryl Streep, who earned an Oscar nomination for the role.
Meryl did her usual amazing job in that film and looked and sounded just like the mother.
I can't wait for the sequel, The Devil Wears Dingo.