>> Toronto Police responded to a call, I was->> Canadian Police are investigating the mysterious death of one of the nation's wealthiest couples, found dead at their mansion in Toronto.>> The circumstances of their death appears suspicious, and we are treating it that way.>> The bodies of 75 year old billionaire Barry Sherman and his wife Honey were found Friday.
The Globe and Mail reports their bodies were found hanging from a railing on the edge of a basement swimming pool. Reuters correspondent, Anna Mehler Paperny is in Toronto.>> Police say they're treating the deaths as suspicious, but they have no suspects in custody and they are not looking for any.
Newspapers, the Globe and Mail and the Toronto Sun, have said that police are treating this as a murder suicide. However, police spokespersons have only said that they are awaiting further information from police investigations and they haven't yet ruled out any possibilities.>> The couple had recently listed their home for sale for nearly $5.4 million US.
And according to media reports, a realtor discovered their bodies while preparing for an open house. Sherman was the founder and chairman of privately held pharmaceutical giant Apotex, the seventh largest generic drug maker in the world. Toronto's mayor said in a statement he was shocked and heartbroken to learn of the deaths.
Noting that the couple had made extensive philanthropic contributions to the city.>> He and his wife, Honey, who immigrated to Canada with her parents shortly after the holocaust, have won awards for their philanthropy, giving money to hospitals, universities, and to the Jewish community.>> Forbes listed Sherman as the 12th riches person in Canada with an estimated net worth of $3.2 billion.