New details have emerged regarding the sudden deaths of a billionaire businessman and his wife this week in Toronto.
As CrimeOnline previously reported, Barry and Honey Sherman were found dead inside their mansion Friday under what investigators described as “suspicious” circumstances.
Subsequent reports indicate emergency personnel found the couple hanging from the railing that surrounds an indoor pool at the residence.
Additional details have only fueled speculation that the deaths were the result of a murder-suicide, according to the Toronto Sun, but authorities have yet to reveal the manner of death.
“Forensics need to be done and postmortems on the bodies,” one police spokesperson said.
The source added that there does not appear to have been forced entry and investigators found “no evidence of anybody else in the house.”
Toronto Police Inspector Bryan Bott confirmed the agency was “not searching for any suspects” in connection to the deaths.
Though he said homicide detectives were assigned to the case, the cause had not yet been confirmed.
First responders were dispatched to the nearly $7 million home in response to a medical complaint, according to police.
The mansion was reportedly in the process of being sold and it was a real estate agent who first found the bodies when the Shermans missed an appointment with her.
Barry Sherman, who founded what would become Canada’s largest pharmaceutical company, and his wife were reportedly worth nearly $5 billion. Immediately after their death, tales of their longstanding philanthropic efforts were widely shared on social media.
As Fox News reported, the couple was also politically active in recent years, including the organization of a 2015 fundraiser for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. He posted a tweet expressing condolences over the deaths.
Sophie and I are saddened by news of the sudden passing of Barry and Honey Sherman. Our condolences to their family & friends, and to everyone touched by their vision & spirit.
— Justin Trudeau (@JustinTrudeau) December 16, 2017
Many other Canadian officials, including Toronto Mayor John Tory, shared similar thoughts in the wake of the tragic news.
“Barry and Honey were kind, good people who will be greatly missed,” he said. “The philanthropic and economic contributions they have made to Toronto put them in a class of their own.”
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