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Body to be released Thursday

Register • May 7, 2013 at 8:02 PM

Dr. Cynthia Beisser sent an email to attorney Dan McGookey telling him Jacob Limberios' body would be returned to his family this week. 

"I anticipate that he will be released on Thursday morning," Beisser replied to a request from McGookey earlier today.

McGookey said the family has been asking about arrangements since before Sandusky County special prosecutor Dean Henry planned to have Jake's body exhumed May 1. 

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The body was exhumed, examined and returned to the grave in one day when Wecht conducted his autopsy last year. If county officials return the body on Thursday, as anticipated, it will have been eight days since it was removed from the grave. 

McGookey said he was grateful Beisser replied, but Henry should have made arrangements for reburial when he scheduled the exhumation.

Henry also is still insisting on getting the other tissue sample from Wecht, McGookey said, without explaining why that's necessary.

"We've told him that's not going to happen," McGookey said.

Henry suggested he was hoping to avoid delays in the 14-month investigation.

"I am getting very close to deciding whether to convene a grand jury in this investigation," he wrote McGookey today. "Before that happens, I want to make sure that all of the evidence, including the tissue samples and audio recordings, have been reviewed and analyzed."

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