Billionaire Canadian couple's mysterious death being treated as murder, Toronto police say

Michele Moreno
January 27, 2018

Now, vindication. After a six-week investigation, Toronto police on Friday revealed that they are investigating the deaths-the two were found in a semi-seated position and hanging from a railing by their indoor pool via belts-as a double homicide, and a targeted one at that.

Citing unnamed police sources, multiple news organisations had reported last month that investigators were operating on the working theory that the deaths were a murder-suicide. The police did not find any signs of forced entry into the home.

Police say the couple were targeted, but investigators did not identify any potential suspects, though Det-Sgt Gomes said there is an "extensive list" of people that police intend to interview.

December 28, 2017: A lawyer for the Sherman family says a team of private investigators has been hired to probe the deaths.

Those gumshoes believe the pair were killed two days before they were found, and Honey, 70, likely struggled with her killer, as she had cuts on her face and was found in a pool of her own blood, the outlet reports. But police haven't made any arrests, announced the search for any suspects or said practically anything publicly about the deaths of the drug company founder and his wife.

"We believe now we have enough evidence to suggest this is a double homicide", she said.

"The family continues to support the Toronto Police Service in their efforts to seek justice for their parents and pursue those responsible for these unspeakable crimes", the statement said. Sgt. Susan Gomes told reporters at a press conference Friday afternoon.

Police have released the home back to the family.

Mr Sherman was known for litigiousness and aggressive businesses practices as he developed Apotex Inc., which has a global workforce of about 11,000.

"They hate us. They have private investigators on us all the time, trying to investigate". "The thought once came to mind, why didn't they just hire someone to knock me off? Perhaps I'm surprised that hasn't happened".

The wealthy couple gave tens of millions to Jewish organizations, hospitals and universities.

Friends and family say the couple had been making plans for the future.

"There was absolutely unequivocally no way that he would hurt his wife, and hurt his grandkids, his family and his reputation", Sherman said.

The CEO and president of Apotex, the pharmaceutical company founded by Barry Sherman, meanwhile resigned Friday to pursue other opportunities, according to a statement from Apotex.

Apotex is in a legal dispute with Teva Pharmaceuticals Industries, the world's biggest maker of generic drugs, over allegations that a former Teva executive shared trade secrets with Desai.

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