Police in Toronto have reliable that its carnage section has taken over the review into the death of a Canadian billionaire and his wife.
Police are treating the deaths of Barry Sherman, 75, and his wife Honey, whose bodies were found in their Toronto home on Friday, as “suspicious”.
An autopsy suggested both had died from ligature neck compression.
Earlier their family hit out at reports the case was being investigated as a probable murder-suicide.
A brief police matter on Sunday dusk only reliable the autopsy results, and settled that Toronto Police Service Homicide had taken the lead in the questionable death investigation.
Canadian media had progressing cited police sources for the murder-suicide theory, but a family matter pronounced nobody close to the couple believed this.
“Our relatives shared an unrestrained for life and joining to their family and village totally unsuitable with the rumours regrettably circulated in the media as to the resources surrounding their deaths,” it read.
“We are repelled and consider it’s insane that police sources have reportedly suggested the media of a speculation which conjunction their family, their friends nor their colleagues trust to be true.”
The couple’s bodies were found by their estate agent, who had been trying to sell the property. There was no sign of forced entry.
Earlier police had pronounced they were not looking for any suspects in the case.
Several Canadian newspapers contend they were told investigators were operative on the arrogance Mr Sherman had killed his wife before killing himself.
Tributes have duration been pouring in for the pair, with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau tweeting “condolences to their family friends, and to everybody overwhelmed by their prophesy spirit”.
Who were the couple?
One of Canada’s richest men, Mr Sherman was the founder and authority of curative hulk Apotex, which sells general medicines around the world.
On Sunday the firm’s website paid reverence to Mr Sherman.
A means student, Mr Sherman entered the trade by his uncle’s Empire Laboratories, operative for him while still at university before shopping the company when his uncle died.
He went on to sell Empire, formulating Apotex, the company that done him a billionaire and which now employs some-more than 10,000 people.
But he became inextricable in a family dispute, with his uncle’s children seeking a interest in Apotex, arguing they had been cheated. A judge threw out their explain progressing this year.
He also faced an review as to either he had improperly held a fundraiser for Justin Trudeau before he became primary minister.
Mrs Sherman was a house member for several hospitals, charities and Jewish organisations. The couple had 4 children and have given millions to charity.