As the fourth anniversary of Barry and Honey Sherman’s murders approaches this week, Toronto police are expected to deliver an update.
Barry and Honey were discovered semi-seated on the deck of their North York home’s indoor pool, dangling by belts from a railing four years ago tomorrow. Both Honey and Barry died of ligature neck compression, according to autopsies.
While some police sources initially told media outlets that the occurrence could have been a murder-suicide, it was subsequently determined to be a double homicide.
However, to date no arrests have been made.
In November 2020, police said they had identified a person of interest in the murders, but declined to name that individual.
The Sherman family has criticized police handling of the investigation, and in 2018 offered a $10 million reward for information on who killed the couple.
They hired a team of private investigators, who claimed police did not fingerprint domestic staff with access to the Sherman’s home until “well” into the investigation and also said police ignored possible evidence of forced entry into their home.
Last June, a court unsealed Barry Sherman’s will, showing it was changed significantly nine months before he was killed.
He ordered his assets outside of his primary business split evenly among his four adult children.
Barry Sherman formed the generic pharmaceutical company Apotex, and his net worth at the time of his death was more than $4 billion according to sources in the financial press.
Tuesday’s press briefing will involve Det. Sgt. Brandon Price of the homicide squad and is scheduled to begin at 11 a.m.