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Published On: Sun, Jan 21st, 2018

New details may point to Apotex Barry Sherman, Honey Sherman double homicide, not a murder suicide

Some shocking new reports may be pointing to a double-homicide in the death of a Canadian billionaire and his wife, found dead in December.

Barry Sherman, 75 and the CEO of a generic drug company called Apotex, and his philanthropic wife, Honey Sherman, 70, were found dead in their home north of Toronto. The police initially treated their deaths as a  murder-suicide, but now the Toronto Star is reporting the Shermans may have been murdered in a contract killing, citing new evidence from a private family investigation that included a second autopsy that was conducted shortly before the funeral.

Barry and Honey Sherman

From their coverage: “There are markings on the Shermans’ wrists, an indication that at some point their hands were tied together, though no rope or other ties were found near the bodies. Toxicology tests on their bodies reveal no sign of drugs that would have contributed to their deaths. Men’s leather belts found around their necks were the cause of the ‘ligature compression’ that killed them. A top forensic pathologist who did a second autopsy determined this was a double homicide, barring any new information that surfaces.”

Barry Sherman was reportedly worth $5 billion at the time of his death.

The Toronto police would not provide any new information or comment on the findings of the family and maintain their classification of the deaths as “suspicious.”

The Shermans were found seated at the side of the pool at their house. They were facing away from the pool with the remaining end of each belt tied around their necks was then looped around “a low railing that surrounds the pool,” in order to hold the couple in place.

This second autopsy of their bodies determined that each person’s wrists were possibly tied together at some point, but their hands were not bound at the time the bodies were found.

Sources also told the Star that the couple were most likely strangled before being tied to the railing.

 

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- Roxanne "Butter" Bracco began with the Dispatch as Pittsburgh Correspondent, but will be providing reports and insights from Washington DC, Maryland and the surrounding region. Contact Roxie aka "Butter" at [email protected] ATTN: Roxie or Butter Bracco

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