Alison Downie is a copy editor with CBC News. She has worked as a reporter, city editor and managing editor at several Ontario newspapers, including the Toronto Sun and Woodstock Sentinel-Review.
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Daughter of notorious wife-killer Peter Demeter says 'twisted' childhood caused PTSD
Andrea Demeter Scratch didn't learn until she was nine years old that the couple she called mom and dad were not her real parents. She only found out when a school friend showed her a horrifying photo in a book of her real mother lying dead in a pool of blood in the garage of the family home.