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Inquest Rules Baby was Taken by a Dingo


Lindy Chamberlain responds to today's ruling that a dingo took her child. (Photo: BBC video)

An Australian coroner has made a final ruling that a dingo, a kind of wild dog, took baby Azaria Chamberlain from a campsite in 1980 and caused her death.

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The decision was made after Azaria's parents presented new evidence to try to clear their names.

After the infant went missing, Lindy and Michael Chamberlain were charged with her disappearance. Her mother was convicted of her murder.

She was released when evidence matched the dingo story, but doubts lingered.

Baby Azaria's parents have long argued that the open verdict recorded after an earlier review of the case left room for doubt about Lindy Chamberlain-Creighton's innocence.

Anchor Lisa Mullins has more news about what is likely to be the final inquest into the nearly 32-year-old case.