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Billionaire Couple Was Murdered, Private Investigators Believe

Billionaire Couple Was Murdered, Private Investigators Believe

The theory of one or more killers is a rebuke to the police suspicion that Barry and Honey Sherman died in a mysterious murder suicide, the CBC reports.

Toronto's homicide unit, which took over the investigation into the "suspicious" deaths, earlier said that they had been strangled to death, but stopped short of calling them homicides.

Private investigators now suspect the couple was killed by one or more assailants.

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Both were found with belts around their throats, attached to a railing adjoining their cellar pool on December 15, persuading Barry Sherman executed his significant other, hanged her on the railing and slaughtered himself. The "ligature neck compression" that caused their deaths, previously thought to be an indication that the couple were hanged, was the result of leather belts pulled around their necks, the reports say. The couple's four children plan to have the house demolished after a team of private forensic experts can scour the premises.

A source told CBC Toronto that their wrists were at one point bound together, but had been unbound by the time they were discovered.

The source details that this is believed because Honey was found in the clothes she was last seen in.

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He was born February 2, 1942, to a Jewish family in Toronto.

It is also believed by the PIs that Honey struggled because she had cuts on her lip and nose and was sitting in a pool of her own blood. But there was less blood on her upper-body clothing, which indicates she had been face-down and bleeding on the floor for some time, before she was bound to the handrail.

In the days after their death long-time family friend Fred Waks, who regularly socialised, dined and travelled with the Shermans, shut down any claims of a murder-suicide.

Barry Sherman, 75, built up one of the biggest pharmaceutical organizations in Canada, and the couple was notable in Toronto's privileged.

They were believed to have a fortune of $4.77billion before their deaths and were regarded as being members of the gala class. He told CBC Toronto that he's been skeptical about the possibility that the Shermans died in a murder-suicide since it was first reported as a possibility that the police are considering.

They said it showed their hands had been tied with a cord or plastic zip tie, despite the pair being found with their hands untied and no sign of ropes or cords nearby.


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