Toronto Police have given an update on the suspicious deaths of Barry and Honey Sherman at a press conference today.
Homicide Detective Sergeant Susan Gomes has confirmed that the police are ruling the investigation as a double homicide and that Barry, 75, and Honey, 70, were targeted.
According to police, on Friday, December 15 at 11:44 am, they responded to a call at 50 Old Colony Road in North York. Inside, police found both Barry and Honey deceased.
Police say that post-mortem examinations were carried out and the cause of death for both deceased was ligature neck compression, meaning strangulation.
According to Serg Gomes, the Shermans were last seen alive on Wednesday, December 13, and they made no contact with family or friends.
When their bodies were discovered, they were found hanging from belts in a semi-seated position near their pool.
Evidence shows that there were no signs of forced entry into any entrances into the home.
As of today, the police have returned access to the residence to the family, who has remained in contact with the police throughout the entire investigation.
Police are asking anyone with any information that could be valuable to the investigation should come forward.