Relative believes ‘someone was making a statement’ in murder of Barry and Honey Sherman, unsealed documents show

A cache of unsealed documents related to the murders of Barry and Honey Sherman reveals new details about the investigation into the billionaire couple’s death in Toronto, including an interview with a relative who believes “someone was making a statement” in their murder.

The documents (commonly known as ITOs or Information for Requests), although greatly redacted, shed new light on the lengths it has taken investigators over the past four years to catch the person or people responsible.

That includes Toronto police checking the phone data of hundreds of people who were related to the couple at the time, in an attempt to geo-link them to a suspect identified by investigators last month who was seen on surveillance video.

The video, posted on December 14, shows an unidentified person near the multi-million dollar Sherman property in North York during the same time frame as the December 2017 murders.

Dead killer. Sgt. Brandon Price said at the time that investigators combed through hours of security footage relating to the murders, but that the person featured in the surveillance video was the only person they could not identify.

Since then, police have told CTV News Toronto that they have received “hundreds” of advice related to the video. However, the police also say that their investigations have now moved to a “new phase” after they exhausted efforts to arrest a suspect on the basis of phone navigation.

The documents also included photos of Sherman’s cars, both parked in the driveway or in their garage at the time of their murder.

In addition, ITOs disclose information provided to the police by the people closest to Shermans, including details about their medical history, notes about their relationship status, and personal and work-related finances.

The ITOs show that in her second police interview, Hanny Sherman’s sister, Mary Shechtman, indicated that the person responsible for the murders was “making a statement” and that she believed the motive for the killing might have been religion.

Shechtman said, “The Shermans were a staunch supporter of Israel and Haney was very vocal about being Jewish. There were a lot of people of a certain ethnicity passing the house at a given time and Haney was using politically incorrect terms.”

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 of neck strain.

Files by Scott Lightfoot of CTV News Toronto


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