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Investigations continue more than two decades after Streep's Oscar-nominated performance as Lindy Chamberlain

More than two decades after Meryl Streep was Oscar-nominated for her portrayal of an Australian mother wrongly jailed for killing her child, a court has reopened investigations into whether the nine-week-old baby really was taken and killed by a dingo.

Northern Territory coroner Elizabeth Morris opened the fourth inquest into the death of Azaria Chamberlain on Friday following depositions from Lindy Chamberlain and her ex-husband Michael. The couple's plight was brought to the big screen in 1988 as A Cry in the Dark (or Evil Angels in Australia), with Streep and Sam Neill taking the lead roles.

Lindy became the country's most hated woman following her conviction but was freed from prison three years into a life sentence following the discovery of her child's matinee jacket in an isolated spot near to a dingo lair. Michael was freed at the same time, »

- Ben Child

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