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Toronto police quietly expand probe in billionaire hanging deaths, ask neighbors for security camera footage: Report

Toronto police have reportedly been searching the area near the mansion where Barry Sherman and his wife Honey Sherman were found dead earlier this month, hanging from a railing next to their indoor pool.

The Toronto Sun reports that neighbors near the Shermans’ home on Old Colony Road have been visited by investigators asking for video surveillance files of the area from December 14, the day the Shermans are believed to have died. The residents told the newspaper that the police seem particularly interested in footage that shows cars and pedestrians passing through the area on and around December 14.

The Shermans reportedly had security cameras installed in the pool area where they were found dead, but the cameras had been disabled sometime before their deaths. A real estate agent went to the home on December 15 after the Shermans couldn’t be reached by phone and discovered the grisly scene.

As CrimeOnline previously reported, some Canadian news outlets had cited anonymous police sources as believing that Barry and Honey Sherman died in a murder-suicide, and that Honey was killed first. Friends and family of the couple have hit back at those reports, claiming there was no reason for Barry to take his own life, and that he would never hurt his wife.

Constable David Hopkinson told the Toronto Sun that he had no comment on the latest developments in the investigation, adding that he would not be aware of any neighborhood canvassing even if it was taking place.

Former Toronto Police chief Julian Fantino spoke to the Toronto Sun about the heavy media scrutiny on the investigation.

“The fact there is so much interest creates a lot of pressure on the investigators and the police,” Fantino said.

“The police need to be given some room and time to do their jobs.”

This is a developing story and will be updated as more information becomes available.

 

 

[Feature image: Associated Press]