Fox News reports that friends and neighbors of a Canadian billionaire-philanthropist were found dead alongside his wife last week in Toronto. They were found in their mansion, and it was believed that they committed suicide, but recent evidence has caused investigators to be doubtful.
Barry and Honey Sherman were both found hanging side by side Friday in a dark room at their North York home. As a result, investigators immediately assumed that the couple had committed suicide together. But friends and family, after learning the facts of the deaths, don't believe the story.
Fred Waks, a longtime family friend, remarked that he doesn't believe the original story "for a second." When directly asked whether he thinks the couple died in a suicide, he responded that he doesn't believe that, and nobody who believes the couple believes that.
"I don't believe it," he said, quickly adding that "none of us believe it."
Fox News has reported that according to an autopsy revealed to the public on Sunday, the couple apparently died from "ligature neck compression." Police, after learning of new evidence, have looked into the possibility of the situation being a case of murder-suicide.
“The circumstances of their death appear suspicious and we are treating it that way,” Toronto Constable David Hopkinson remarked, according to the Globe and Mail.
A next-door neighbor of 15 years, Eddie Gilbert, said that "I think it was a murder. Of course it was. What else would it be? How could he pick her up and put her on a railing?”
The billionaire's four children all wrote a statement on Saturday requesting that a criminal investigation be conducted.
“We are shocked and think it’s irresponsible that police sources have reportedly advised the media of a theory which neither their family, their friends nor their colleagues believe to be true,” said the statement. “We urge the Toronto Police Service to conduct a thorough, intensive and objective criminal investigation."
The funeral will be held later this week.
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