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Rob Beschizza at 5:31 am Wed, Jun 13, 2012
You’ll notice that the dingo’s attorney is still weighing the option of an appeal
I’m sure Elaine is pleased
Well, there’s not really any new evidence here. All they did was note that dingoes have attacked other people since, so it’s plausible. The only mystery cleared up is legal. Though the jacket they found back in ’86 was enough evidence for me to believe it happened.
That would be the matinee jacket that the dingo left cut marks that were more akin to those left by scissors than canine teeth, not to mention that it managed to unbutton, remove the body and rebutton back up again before discarding it.
None of that turned out to be true. The first police officer to see it described it quite differently.
I found this bit on wikipdia:
The family had several encounters with dingoes after making camp at Uluru, including on the night of 17 August when Chamberlain fed one a piece of crust
It is now highly illegal to feed dingoes in some places because this directly puts people (especially small children) at risk. Dingoes come to regard humans as a food source and hang around campsites. So in a sense, Lindy Chamberlain does bear some responsibility for the death of her daughter.