For eight months, Jacob Limberios’ parents have battled Sandusky County officials to reopen what the family views as a botched investigation into Limberios' March 2 shooting death.
On Oct. 19 the family's attorney, Dan McGookey, filed a lawsuit against Sandusky County coroner John Wukie. It demanded a court review Wukie’s ruling that Limberios shot himself on purpose.
Wukie’s ruling came just hours after deputies found Limberios, 19, dead on an acquaintance’s living room floor, a .357 Magnum lying nearby. Under reason for death, Wukie wrote: “Suicide. Gunshot wound to the head. Deceased shot self in head, may not have known gun was loaded.”
But that's a contradiction, according to renowned forensic pathologist Cyril Wecht, hired by the family to examine Limberios' body in August. The family worked with Margaretta Township trustees to get approval to exhume Limberios' body.
For the list of questions, pick up a copy of Thursday's Register. See the family's open letter to public officials below.