Deaths of wealthy Toronto couple ruled double murder
TORONTO – The December deaths of a billionaire couple from Toronto are being treated as a targeted double homicide, CTV reported.Barry Sherman, 75, the founder and former CEO of the drug business Apotex, was discovered dead in his estate on Dec. 15 in addition to his other half, 70-year-old Honey Sherman.
Det. Sgt. Susan Gomes stated at a news conference Friday that detectives invested “countless hours” sorting through evidence.
“Both Honey and Barry Sherman remained in fact targeted,” Gomes said.Gomes said the bodies were hanging by belts from a poolside railing inside the home, and the couple was found wearing their clothes in a “semi-seated position,” CTV reported.There were no signs of
forced entry anywhere around the home, Gomes said.Detectives took 6 weeks to arrange through proof and have actually collected 150 items for forensic analysis and 127 witness statements, CNN reported.Police stated an autopsy showed the Shermans passed away from “ligature neck compressions.
“Gomes said police thought about three possibilities: that the Shermans’deaths were a double
suicide, a murder-suicide or a double murder. She stated the proof indicated a double homicide.Honey Sherman belonged to the board of the Baycrest Foundation and the York University Structure.
She also served on the boards of Mount Sinai’s Women’s Auxiliary, the Simon Wiesenthal Center and the International American Joint Distribution Committee.