Canadian billionaire and wife were murdered, police say

          Canadian pharmaceutical billionaire Barry Sherman and his wife, who were found dead at their home in Toronto last month, were the victims of a double murder, police said on Friday. No suspects have been arrested so far.

Barry Sherman, 75, and Honey Sherman, 70, were found dead at their mansion in Toronto on the morning of December 15, though investigators believe they were likely killed on the evening of December 13. Their bodies were discovered by a real estate agent.

The Toronto Police Service confirmed on Friday that their deaths were now being treated as a double murder. Other possibilities, such as a double suicide or a murder-suicide as was initially suspected, were ruled out during the course of the investigation.

Detective Sergeant Susan Gomes, the officer in charge of the investigation, said at a press conference on Friday that the couple was last seen alive during the evening of December 13. There were no signs of forced entry into the home, which is located in Toronto's North York district.

"Honey and Barry Sherman were found deceased in the lower level pool area, hanging by belts from a poolside railing in a semi-seated position on the pool deck," Gomes said. The cause of death was determined to be ligature neck compression, or strangulation.

Police said the couple is believed to have been targeted, but specific details about a possible motive were not immediately released. No arrests were made as of Friday and investigators continue to examine evidence, which includes about 2,000 hours of surveillance footage and nearly 150 items.

In a statement, the Sherman family said Friday's disclosure was consistent with their own autopsy and investigation. "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," they said.

Barry Sherman used his mother's life savings to buy his uncle's drug company in 1974, according to Forbes. Starting with two employees, he made Apotex one of Canada's largest pharmaceutical companies, employing more than 10,000 people and selling 300 generic drugs in more than 115 countries.

Barry Sherman had an estimated net worth of $3.2 billion at the time of his death, making him one of the richest people in Canada. He had been listed on the Forbes list of the World's Billionaires for more than 15 years.


Published on January 26, 2018 - 3:22pm EST

  Toronto, Canada     




4 people found dead at home in Ryerson, Ontario

Vehicle strikes security barrier near the White House

Missouri Governor Eric Greitens indicted for invasion of privacy

Australian Deputy PM Barnaby Joyce to resign over misconduct allegation

Florida Amber Alert: Juliet Odierna abducted from Cape Coral

Sign up for the fastest breaking news alerts by email.


Listen to "BNO News - Breaking News Radio" on Spreaker.



Vehicle strikes security barrier near the White House

          A woman has been taken into custody after crashing her vehicle into a security barrier near the White House, the Secret Service says. The White House was put on lockdown but there are no reports of injuries.   

  1 day ago

   Washington, D.C.     



Missouri Governor Eric Greitens indicted for invasion of privacy

          A grand jury has indicted Missouri Governor Eric Greitens with a felony invasion of privacy charge for allegedly taking a nude photo of a woman with whom he had an affair in 2015. He was briefly taken into custody.   

  1 day ago

   St. Louis, MO     


Australian Deputy PM Barnaby Joyce to resign over misconduct allegation

          Australian Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce, who resisted calls to resign over an affair with a former member of his staff, announced on Friday that he will step down after an allegation of sexual harassment.   

  1 day ago




BNO News B.V. 2016. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy and Terms & Conditions