Son of a murdered billionaires Barry and Honey Sherman has increased the reward for information that can help authorities find and arrest his parents’ killer to C$35 million.
“Until then, closure will be impossible responsibility for this evil deed are being prosecuted,” Jonathan Sherman told CBC Toronto when he announced the reward increase.
“I feel this immense pain every day when I realize that my two children will never have the privilege of meeting my parents who made life possible for me and my husband,” he continued. “My parents deserved to enjoy the fruits of their labor and spend their twilight years, as any grandparent should, with their family.”
“I continue to miss my parents more than I can describe and what happened to them will forever haunt me.”
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Police found the Shermans dead at their mansion in North York, Toronto, on December 15, 2017. The couple were found with straps around their necks and tied to the pool railing.
Barry Sherman, 75, founded generics giant Apotex. The Shermans’ wealth was estimated at $5 billion to $10 billion.
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Investigators initially believed that of murder-suicide deaths, but later determined they were the victims of a “targeted” double murder, according to The Guardian. The latest information came last year, when investigators asked for help identifying a “man walking” on the sidewalk who they deemed “highly suspicious.”
Despite this apparent breakthrough, police have not been able to identify the man, but they still believe he is connected to the murders. The man is between five feet six inches and five feet nine inches tall, but other features remain unknown.
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Surviving family members initially offered a $10 million reward for information leading to the killer’s capture, but five years later they have become more desperate for answers.
Toronto police remain “seeks to resolve this matter and closure’ for the couple’s friends and family.
Jonathan Sherman asked anyone with information to contact Toronto police at firstname.lastname@example.org so they can close the case.