“There were no signs of forced entry on the cold December morning when a Canadian billionaire businessman and his wife were found dead inside their mansion, reportedly hanging from a railing at the edge of their indoor pool.” Associated Press stated
Ever since then, investigators have scoured the late billionaire home, hauledaway the couple’s cars and even checked the sewers in one of Toronto’s most exclusive neighborhoods for clues. But police haven’t made any arrests or announced a search for any suspects nor have they said practically anything publicly about the deaths of drug company founder Barry Sherman and his wife, Honey.
|Barry Sherman poses with a bottle of clopidogrel tablets|
Sherman was a fiercely competitive businessman, once musing that a rival might want to kill him. The day after the bodies were found, prominent media outlets, including the Toronto Star, quoted unidentified police officials as saying it appeared to be a murder-suicide. But that theory, which was never publicly confirmed by authorities, was dismissed out of hand by people who knew the philanthropic and politically connected couple, saying it would be wildly out of character.
Such a scenario was also ruled out by the couple’s four adult children, who hired their own investigator and pathologist to conduct second autopsies on the Shermans, who were killed days before heading south to their winter home in Palm Beach, Florida.
“Nobody will support a theory of either murder-suicide or double suicide,” said Brian Greenspan, a lawyer for the family. “To everyone who knew them it’s inconceivable.”
Toronto police, called “irresponsible” by the family for the early reports of a murder-suicide, have declined to make any more public statements, aside from calling the deaths “suspicious,” leaving the media and people who knew the couple to speculate about what has become a tantalizing mystery.