Relative believes ‘someone was making a statement’ in Barry and Honey Sherman’s murder, unsealed documents show
A cache of unsealed documents linked to the murder of Barry and Honey Sherman reveals new details about the investigation into the Toronto billionaire couple’s death, including an interview with a relative who believes ‘someone was making a statement’ in their murders.
The documents (known as ITO or Information to Obtain Submissions), although heavily redacted, shed new light on the lengths investigators have put in over the past four years to catch the person(s) responsible.
This includes Toronto police reviewing the phone data of hundreds of people who were connected to the couple at the time, in an effort to geographically link them to a suspect identified by investigators last month who was seen on a surveillance video.
The video, released on December 14, shows an unknown person near the Shermans’ multimillion-dollar property in North York during the same period in which their killings took place in December 2017.
Homicide Detective Sgt. Brandon Price said at the time that investigators had gone through hours of security footage relating to the murders, but the individual in the surveillance video was the only person they could not identify.
Since then, police told CTV News Toronto they had received “hundreds” of tips related to the video. Police also said their investigation had now moved to a “new phase” after their efforts to nab a suspect based on phone mobility were exhausted.
The documents also contain footage of the Shermans’ vehicles, both parked in the driveway and garage of their home at the time of their murders.
Additionally, the ITOs reveal information that was submitted to police by those closest to the Shermans, including details about their medical history, observations about their relationship status, and personal and business finances.
ITOs show that in her second interview with police, Honey Sherman’s sister, Mary Shechtman, suggested that the person responsible for the murders was ‘making a statement’ and believed the motive for the murders may have been motivated by religion.
“The Shermans were staunch supporters of Israel and Honey made it very clear that he was Jewish,” Shechtman said. . “
The bodies of Honey, 70, and Barry, 75, Sherman were first discovered on December 15, 2017 at their mansion at 50 Old Colony Road.
Police determined two days later that the couple had died from neck compression by ligature.
With files from Scott Lightfoot of CTV News Toronto