24 Feb '12, 9am

Inquest hears dingo likely took Aussie baby

Inquest hears dingo likely took Aussie baby

SYDNEY: The infamous case of baby Azaria Chamberlain who vanished in the Australian desert some 30 years ago could be near closure, her mother said on Friday, as a new inquest heard a dingo likely took the infant. Azaria disappeared from a tent in the desert near Uluru, or Ayers Rock, in 1980, in a case which gripped the world and sparked decades of debate in Australia over whether her mother Lindy was responsible for the baby's death. The case has been the subject of three previous inquests and a trial which saw Lindy Chamberlain jailed, but evidence to the fourth inquest suggests that attacks by dingoes on humans are frequent and sometimes fatal. "It gives me hope that this time that Australians will finally be warned and realise that dingoes are a dangerous animal," Azaria's mother told journalists outside the court. "And I also hope that this will give a final finding ...

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