It has been almost five years since Toronto billionaires Barry and Honey Sherman were killed in their home.
Although there have been some developments in the police investigation into their deaths, the couple’s daughter says the family is desperate for those responsible to be held accountable.
“So far there has been no justice for them and no closure for me and my family,” Alex Krawczyk said in a statement Thursday.
“We can’t let another year go by without justice being served.”
Barry Sherman, 75, was the founder and chairman of the board of generic drug giant Apotex. He was deeply involved in philanthropy alongside his wife Honey, 70. They were found killed in their North York mansion on December 15, 2017.
Autopsy reports showed the couple died of strangulation and police said there was no sign of forced entry into their home.
“The horrific manner in which they were taken from us was extremely traumatic and damaged the fabric of our community beyond repair,” Krawczyk said.
“My children have lost their grandparents. We miss their guidance, their love and their wisdom.”
As the homicide investigation unfolded, the Sherman family offered a $10 million reward for information leading to a conviction.
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Last December, Toronto police released video footage showing a person walking on a sidewalk near the Shermans’ home on December 13, 2017 – the day detectives believe the couple were killed.
Police said at the time they were unable to identify the person and branded him a suspect in the murders.
Police said the person was between five-foot-six and five-foot-nine, but their gender, race and other identifiers could not be determined. The video shows the person walking with an unusual gait, where they raise their right foot with each step.
Jonathon Sherman, the couple’s son, last year hired retired Toronto police inspector Doug Grady to conduct a separate private investigation into their deaths.
barry had been embroiled in dozens of heated lawsuits, including some against his own relatives. He had also loaned tens of millions of dollars to his family and invested in numerous businesses owned by relatives and associates.
He reportedly had a net worth of $5 billion. Court documents revealed that Apotex had lost a $500 million lawsuit and was facing financial pressures and laying off staff at the time of Barry’s death.
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