“Will Det.-Sgt. Susan Gomes check Sherman strangling deaths for patent-pool contract hits?”

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Veteran cop leading Sherman probe has track record of high-profile death investigations

Det.-Sgt. Susan Gomes is the lead investigator now examining the suspicious deaths of billionaires Barry and Honey Sherman.

Det-Sgt. Susan Gomes has taken on high-profile investigations in recent years including the death of Lecent Ross, the 14-year-old who was shot inside a home on Jamestown Cres. in 2015, and the death of Dario Humberto Romero, who was struck and killed by a driver in west-end Toronto in June. (TPSHOMICIDE / TWITTER)

By WENDY GILLIS • Crime Reporter • Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Detectives, especially those who’ve put in years of their career on the notoriously demanding homicide squad, must aim to keep an open mind when approaching each and every death. Even if it has similarities to past cases, every new investigation must be approached with fresh eyes, treated as a completely unique situation.

That’s not likely to be a problem for Toronto police Det.-Sgt. Susan Gomes. The file that landed on her desk this weekend is undoubtedly unlike any other in the veteran cop’s career.

The homicide detective is the lead investigator now examining the suspicious deaths of Barry and Honey Sherman, the billionaire couple whose mysterious demise has captivated Toronto and beyond, and left family and friends reeling.

The founder of drug giant Apotex and his wife were found dead in their North York home before noon Friday — a grisly discovery that was made, police sources say, by the couple’s real estate agent, who entered the $6.9 million house after being unable to make contact with the couple.

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