Australia - Some ossified remains of Australia's most infamous wild dog are involved in a mix up over Ned Kelly's DNA.
Misdiagnosis by geneticists had identified them as the missing link to the outlaw's descendants, whose genome they are said to resemble.
But new research results announced today suggests the bones belong to a beast that's the top predator suspect in the 1980 disappearance of nine week old Azaria Chamberlain.
The baby's parents Lindy and Michael were wrongly imprisoned for her bizarre 'death' despite testimony of a dingo kidnap.
A subsequent Appeal Court exonerated the couple who spent time in prison accused of murder.
Today's DNA findings have gone down badly among Kelly clan members whose forefather was buried in an unmarked prison grave following his execution in 1880.
The subsequent cult status afforded to the country's worst police killer/bank robber now looks set to wither as the 'Robin Hood' image grows ever more tarnished.
"There's nothing glamorous about the mass-murdering hound dog," the head of Melbourne DNA research commented today.
"Bout time the relatives wised up to the facts."