While she first described the death of the Toronto billionaire couple as “suspicious”, the police are now talking about a double murder.
At a press conference on Friday, Toronto police sergeant Susan Gomes said the couple had been targeted.
Barry and Honey Sherman were found dead by a real estate agent in the basement of their home in North Toronto. According to Susan Gomes, the investigators found no evidence of breaking and entering.
The policewoman, however, confirmed that the Shermans were tied by a belt around their neck to a ramp near a pool and that they were sitting when their bodies were discovered.
Autopsies concluded that Barry and Honey Sherman died by strangulation.
Susan Gomes added that the police have spent the last six weeks reviewing the home, which was returned to the family on Friday morning.
The Sherman family hired private investigators to conduct a separate, independent investigation. A source close to the investigation told CBC that private detectives believed that the couple had been killed by several murderers .
In a statement, the family says it expects the police to be announced and continues to support the police in their efforts “to seek justice for [their] parents and to prosecute those responsible. indescribable crimes “.
The police have not mentioned any potential suspects for the moment, although according to Susan Gomes the investigators have a long list of people they intend to interview.
Barry Sherman is the founder of the Canadian pharmaceutical giant Apotex. The couple’s fortune was estimated at nearly $ 5 billion.