DonLever Posted December 18, 2017 Share Posted December 18, 2017 from the CBC: Homicide detectives have now taken over the investigation into the deaths of two pharmaceutical billionaires that police have deemed "suspicious." Apotex founder Barry Sherman, 75, and his wife, Honey Sherman, 70, both died from "ligature neck compression," meaning strangulation, police said in a statement issued Sunday. The influential couple were found dead in their North York home on Friday. Apotex founder Barry Sherman and wife, Honey Sherman, found dead in North York home A police source previously told CBC News that someone outside the Sherman family discovered the bodies, but police remain tight-lipped about the investigation. As questions mount about the cause of the deaths, some news outlets are quoting police sources, saying the case is being investigated as a murder-suicide. In a statement released Saturday, the family said "our parents shared an enthusiasm for life and commitment to their family and community totally inconsistent with the rumours regrettably circulated in the media as to the circumstances surrounding their deaths." "We are shocked and think it's irresponsible that police sources have reportedly advised the media of a theory which neither their family, their friends nor their colleagues believe to be true," the statement continued. Toronto homicide Det. Brandon Price told reporters outside the couple's home on Friday that police "cannot say 100 per cent with certainty" whether or not foul play was involved. Price said there were no signs of forced entry into the home, and that police were not searching for any outstanding suspects. Family of billionaire couple Barry and Honey Sherman slams rumours circulating ahead of autopsy results The couple had listed their home at 50 Old Colony Rd. in Willowdale near Bayview Avenue and Highway 401, shortly before they died, for $7 million Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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