Canadian billionaire, wife apparently murdered, police say

Barry and Honey Sherman were found strangled inside their mansion on Dec. 15 2017

In a statement released shortly after Friday's news conference, the Sherman family said they had believed from the very beginning the deaths were a double homicide.

Police had told media outside the couple's home the day they were found dead that they were not looking for any suspects but treating their deaths as suspicious.

Teva said it learned of the alleged breach from a former Apotex employee and launched an investigation that found emails sent from Sandhu to Desai from her work computer.

Those gumshoes believe the pair were killed two days before they were found, and Honey, 70, likely struggled with her killer, as she had cuts on her face and was found in a pool of her own blood, the outlet reports.

Forbes had estimated Sherman's net worth at $3.2 billion, making him the 12th-richest Canadian.

A For Sale sign stands outside the home of billionaire founder of Canadian pharmaceutical firm Apotex Inc., Barry Sherman and his wife Honey, who were found dead under circumstances that police described as "suspicious" in Toronto, Ontario, Canada on December 15, 2017.

Police said Friday the information was accurate but incomplete - autopsies showed the cause of death for both was ligature neck compression but the manner of death was unknown and investigators were pursuing three possible methods.

Gomes said the Sherman's were last seen during the evening hours of Wednesday, December 13th and weren't seen or heard from again until their bodies were found on Friday, December 15th.

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Last month, multiple news organizations quoted anonymous police sources as saying investigators were operating on the theory that the deaths were a murder-suicide.

Sherman, 75, was known for litigiousness and aggressive businesses practices as he developed Apotex Inc., which has a global workforce of about 11,000.

Private security and investigators replaced the police crime scene tape with commercial yellow "caution" tape.

In a statement, the family said it had anticipated the conclusion that it was a double homicide.

"The branded drug companies hate us". For a thousand bucks paid to the right person you can probably get someone killed.

Police say the reason it took six weeks to come to their decision was because of the volume of evidence they had to go through. "Perhaps I'm surprised that hasn't happened", Barry Sherman told American author Jeffrey Robinson during an interview in 2000.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau attended the funeral and Mr Sherman is posthumously due to receive one of the country's highest civilian honours this year.

They had recently listed their home in Toronto for CAD$6.9 million ($6.9 million) and were building a new home in the city.

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