Canadian police are investigating a possible murder-suicide in the mysterious deaths of pharmaceuticals billionaire Barry Sherman and his wife Honey.
Toronto authorities were conducting post-mortem examinations on Saturday and treating the deaths as suspicious.
Two Canadian newspapers reported that police were investigating the deaths as a possible murder-suicide, citing unidentified police sources.
The bodies were found hanging from a railing on the edge of a basement swimming pool, the Globe and Mail and Toronto Sun reported, citing police sources.
The newspapers reported that investigators were working on the theory that Barry Sherman, 75, killed his wife, hung her body and then hanged himself at the pool’s edge.
The Sun reported that police had not found a suicide note and were searching the mansion for evidence.
Sophie and I are saddened by news of the sudden passing of Barry and Honey Sherman. Our condolences to their family & friends, and to everyone touched by their vision & spirit.— Justin Trudeau (@JustinTrudeau) December 16, 2017
The Shermans, who had four children, were major donors to hospitals, universities and Jewish organizations.
Honey Sherman sat on the boards of several hospital, charitable and Jewish foundations, and last month was awarded a Senate medal for community service.
She immigrated to Canada as a child when Jewish Immigrant Aid Services relocated her family shortly after the Holocaust, according to a profile of the couple on the Jewish Foundation of Greater Toronto’s website.