Sherman family continue to hope for justice on anniversary of parents' murder

Dec 14 2018, 3:20 pm

The Sherman family continues to mourn their parents’ death, one year after the high profile murder was discovered.

In a statement, the family expressed appreciation to those who have provided support and comfort to the family.

“We also wish to re-affirm our family’s continued pledge to the many humanitarian causes to which our parents were deeply committed,” stated the family. “We continue to hope for justice for the profound loss of their lives.”

Barry and Honey Sherman were last seen alive on Wednesday, December 13, 2017, and made no contact with family or friends.

In October, a lawyer hired by the family of billionaire couple provided an update on the private investigation into the couple’s deaths.

Brian Greenspan, counsel for the Sherman family, shared the new steps investigators are taking to catch the killer.

Greenspan told media at the time that the Sherman family is offering a reward of up to $10 million for information leading to the arrest and prosecution of the suspect responsible for the deaths of the billionaire couple.

A tip line was set up that will be monitored 24 hours a day, seven days a week and anyone with information can call 1-833-668-0001.

According to police, on December 15, at 11:44 am, officers responded to a call at 50 Old Colony Road in North York, where investigators discovered the Barry and Honey Sherman deceased, with belts around their necks attached to a railing near their indoor pool.

Police say post-mortem examinations were carried out and the cause of death for both victims was ligature neck compression, meaning strangulation.

Barry Sherman is the founder of Canadian pharmaceutical giant Apotex, and according to Forbes, Sherman was one of Canada’s billionaires, with Apotex’s medicines filling over 89 million prescriptions a year in Canada alone, and annual global revenues of $1.5 billion.

The Shermans were well known in Canada and honoured with the award for Outstanding Philanthropist by the Association of Fundraising Professionals of Greater Toronto.

With files from Ainsley Smith

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