If law enforcement believes people that are involved cannot be located because they have likely fled the country, this seems to point to a hitman being used. The more people that are involved, the more likely one of them will roll and tell LE what happened to save their own skin. It makes sense that some family members may not be granting interviews to LE. I’m sure they have very competent lawyers that are advising against it. It doesn’t necessarily point to their guilt. Access to money means access to top tier legal representation; December 1974. Limited Edition. 46 Years of Being Awesome T-Shirt I don’t doubt the family immediately contacted attorneys and are following their advice. As I recall from that bust, the implication seemed to be that they were just the tip of that iceberg, so to speak – including however many ‘clients’ had been employing the ring to begin with.
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A professional hit seems very likely, as the perp was able to trick investigators into thinking it was suicide, and Sherman’s prominent place in society is far more likely to attract someone willing to pay a high premium for such work. Plus, this wasn’t your typical shoot-and-run break-in. Somebody wanted these people to die in fear. I’m with you on the family lawyering up and not talking to police. They were involved in bitter litigation against Sherman for years, and their suit was tossed by a judge a couple of months December 1974. Limited Edition. 46 Years of Being Awesome T-Shirt the murder. That is quite clearly a giant red flag, and I wouldn’t be in a hurry to talk to Toronto police anyway given their horrid reputation and mishandling of the case from the get-go.
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I still lead towards someone in his personal life, as a corporate hit just sounds so fantastical, but you don’t make billions of dollars without collecting some enemies along the way. It’s easy to see why narrowing down a suspect pool would be so difficult. From these newly announced details, I am reminded of the international assassination ring that hit a woman, a real estate agent, in the Philippines. IIRC, three of that ring were captured in the US, by the FBI, in 2015 (before this case), including the two that traveled to carry out the hit, December 1974. Limited Edition. 46 Years of Being Awesome T-Shirt Carl David Stillwell and Adam Samia, and their immediate “supervisor” (whose name escapes me). Some organized crime involvement that hasn’t been made public might be another reason to hire a professional killer good enough to trick police into thinking the hit was a murder-suicide.