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30 Years After a Dingo Took Her Baby, A Mother Makes a Desperate Plea

30 years ago, 9-week-old Azaria Chamberlain disappeared from her parent’s tent in the Australian Outback. Though her mother, Lindy Chamberlain-Creighton insisted Azaria was snatched by a dingo, police and prosecutors didn’t fully believe her, and she was sentenced and imprisoned for killing her daughter.

Years later, new evidence resulted in Chamberlain-Creighton being freed and her case overturned, but that’s not good enough for this wrongly convicted mom. Chamberlain-Creighton divorced her then-husband, remarried, and moved to Kirkland.

Now, she has a new mission: Get her daughter’s death-certificate changed. Chamberlain-Creighton insists the death-certificate be adjusted to state that Azaria was killed by a dingo, even though no body was found.

As the “Adelaide Advertiser” stated, “Mrs Chamberlain-Creighton and her then husband, Michael, endured a murder trial, three coronial inquests and a royal commission. She yesterday posted a letter on her website to ‘open-minded Australians’ in which she called for justice for Azaria…she said the cause of death on Azaria’s death certificate needed to be changed to confirm a dingo was responsible.”


Photo: Nigel Wright/nma.gov.au

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