Detective hired to ensure ‘no stone left unturned’ in Sherman deaths investigation




A retired Toronto police detective is among “a number of forensic experts” hired to ensure “no stone is left unturned” in the investigation into the deaths of Barry and Honey Sherman.

Tom Klatt, the detective  was involved in more than 70 murder investigations during his 19-year career with the Toronto Police Service, according to the Klatt Investigations website.

He also worked on investigations into organized crime groups and international narcotics syndicates.

Brian Greenspan,lawyer who is representing the Sherman family said that Klatt is one of a number of “distinguished homicide investigators” he’s retained to “provide a second lens” on the case.

The Sherman family retained Brian Greenspan as counsel to independently look into the deaths of Barry Sherman, 75, and his wife Honey, 70, who were found dead in their North York home on Dec. 15.

Shermans were found by the pool in their basement and that investigators have found no security cameras inside or outside the home.

Homicide detectives are leading the investigation, even though it is still considered a “suspicious death investigation” rather than a homicide. Post-mortem examinations revealed that both Shermans died from “ligature neck compressions,” meaning strangulation.

Toronto police say they have no updates on the investigation at this time, and are not commenting on any independent investigation being conducted by the Sherman family.