Toronto homicide detectives will release information Tuesday morning about the murders of billionaire philanthropists Barry and Honey Sherman in the hopes that it will spark the mind of a member of the public who can help them solve their case.

Barry, 75, was the founder and owner of Apotex, the Canadian generic drug giant. He and his 70-year-old wife Honey were committed philanthropists. Their bodies were discovered in the basement pool room of their North Toronto home four years ago. Originally thought by the police as a murder-suicide, the police eventually investigated it as a selective double homicide.

The statement and release of information by homicide detectives, scheduled for 11 a.m. at Toronto Police Headquarters, will be the first time in nearly four years that Toronto police released information publicly to the media. (though through a judicial process and questioning by a Toronto Star Police reporter has released updates on the case).

The only other time the police held a press conference to release information was on January 26, 2018, six weeks after the bodies were discovered. The then head of the Sherman investigation, Det. Sergeant. Susan Gomes announced to the public that after an extensive review of materials they had concluded that the Shermans were victims of a double homicide.

Gomes said that after taking 127 witness statements and reviewing videos and other information, they concluded that “we have sufficient evidence to describe this as a double homicide investigation and that both Barry and Honey Sherman were targeted.”

By spring 2018, the number of people interviewed had skyrocketed to 250. The Star has discovered, through its attempts to open the search warrant material, that fewer than a dozen more people have been interviewed. Over the years, the case has evolved into what some investigators describe as a “search warrant case.” The police go to court to look for a search warrant or order to produce something (such as a person’s cell phone records or banking information) and then once they receive that information, they use it to request other information or files.

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Two years ago, the police told the Star during this court process that they had a “theory” of the case and an idea of ​​what happened. If the police still have that theory, they are not saying it.

Det. Sergeant. Brandon Price, who was on the original investigation, is now leading it, following Gomes’s departure from the homicide unit a year after the case.

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