Canadian authorities have identified a person interested in the murder of billionaire pharmaceutical tycoon Barry Sherman and his wife Honey – almost three years after the couple was found strangled at their Toronto mansion.
Toronto Police Officer Jenifferjit Sidhu said Wednesday that according to The Toronto Star, a person had been identified who was interested in the murder but was not arrested.
Barry Sherman, who founded generic drug company Apotex Inc. and Honey, was spotted hanging from a railing on a railing that encircled the indoor pool – in a semi-sitting position on the pool deck.
Canadian officials originally believed the death was a suicide before private investigators hired by the Sherman family concluded it was a double homicide.
The family set up their own betting line in 2018 and offered a reward of more than $ 7.5 million for information leading to an arrest and conviction.
The 75-year-old Sherman was estimated to be worth nearly $ 4 billion when he died, but had financial problems in his final years.
He was known in the country as exceptionally contentious and was involved in more than 150 lawsuits at the time of his death.
But the couple were also known for their generous philanthropy, and their deaths rocked Canadian high society and the country’s Jewish community, according to Star.
They named buildings in their honor and donated millions of dollars to charities, hospitals and schools.
According to the report, the couple hosted Prime Minister Justin Trudeau at a Liberal Party fundraiser in 2015.