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Christine Demeter

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Christine Demeter

Christine Demeter (born 1940) was murdered on July 18, 1973, in the garage of her home in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada, at the age of thirty-three. The case attracted much attention in Canada because Demeter, a model, was young and beautiful, and her murder had been mysterious.

Her husband, Peter Demeter, was subsequently convicted of hiring a killer to murder her to cash in on a million-dollar insurance policy. He was sentenced to life imprisonment. As of May 31 2010, Peter Demeter (now 77 years old) is still in prison in Ontario, Canada.

Barbara Amiel, published a book about the case, By Persons Unknown: The Strange Death of Christine Demeter (1976).

The Demeter case served as the basis for the fictional 1978 film I Miss You, Hugs and Kisses, directed by Murray Markowitz. Christine is renamed Magdalene Kruschen; she is played by German actress Elke Sommer.


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