Limberios family appeals to trustees, Baxter

Sandusky County special prosecutor plans to exhumed Jacob Limberios next week; family appeals for help.
Register
Apr 25, 2013

Mike and Shannon Limberios have turned to Margaretta Township trustees and Erie County prosecutor Kevin Baxter hoping to stop Sandusky County special prosecutor Dean Henry from exhuming their son's body for a second time from a Castalia cemetery. 

They sent a letter to trustees, Baxter and the Ransom Funeral Home on Tuesday after a judge ruled that he could not stop Henry. 

"Dean Henry, the special prosecutor in the civil case, as well as the criminal case has stated that he has two medical experts who feel it is necessary for second autopsy. Yet he is unwilling to disclose who those experts are or why they feel it is necessary,"  Mike and Shannon Limberios wrote. "It seems as though Dean Henry is in charge of all decision, with no checks and balances. Who does Mr. Henry answer to?"

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The cemetery is owned by Margaretta Township and the Limberios family hopes local officials can stop Henry from digging up Jacob until he can show a second autopsy is necessary. 

The family contends Henry's role as both prosecutor and defense counsel is a conflict of interest that renders him unable to properly investigate Jacob Limberios' death on March 2, 2012.

Sandusky County officials also destroyed evidence, failed to retrieve evidence from the scene and refused previously to order an autopsy. They also have refused to test tissue samples from an autopsy the family contracted months after Jacob was killed.

Sandusky County sheriff's deputies also have conducted multiple interviews with multiple witnesses, in some instances commenting in great detail on the investigation but continuing to withhold public documents related to it.

Sandusky County judges Barbara Ansted and John Dewey appointed Henry as special prosecutor in February in an unusual ruling without a case number and with specific conflicts of their own. They have refused to clarify the appointment or take any action on the question of Henry's conflict, or their own.

Judges Ansted and Dewey also have declined to address an allegation that Sandusky County court administrator Brock Kimmet improperly met with a key witness during a break in a deposition of the witness in February. Limberios family attorney Dan McGookey contends the meeting was improper and Kimmet spoke with the witness about her testimony. 

Sandusky County officials have declined to ask for an independent investigation.

Comments

Random Thoughts

Register, are you or are you not going to post any or all of Dr. Wecht's autopsy report, which most people seem to agree is the single most important piece of evidence in this case so far? It's been almost three weeks since both Emil Whitis and Matt Westerhold said that it would be posted.

It's just more ...

I wouldn't count on Mr Westerhold following through on anything he says or even answering your simple question, but he's the first to trash anyone else for not answering HIS questions.

Julie R.

I feel deeply sorry for Mike and Sharon Limberios but why would they seek help from Kevin Baxter?

sash

Julie- I believe the grave is in Erie County. Maybe hoping for an injunction to prevent opening the grave?

luvblues2

When you do dig up Jake, Sandusky Co., and we know you will, dig another hole for yourselves. You're gonna need it.

Joe Schmoe

I sure hope Kevin Baxter or the Margaretta Twp Trustees will grab the bull by its horns and take control of this saga. Makes me sick to my stomach to think Sandusky County does NOT have to answer to anyone. Someone needs to clip their wings, and take them down a few notches !! I hope Margaretta Township & Kevin Baxter can put a stop to this, and not get a name for themselves like Sandusky County officials have !

Julie R.

Baxter already has a name for himself.

(sorry, but I couldn't resist)

Kelly

Yes, it's Kevin

Julie R.

Kevin Baxter already has a name for himself.

Is that better?

Castalia Gal

This is ridiculous that this family has to go through all of this. Maybe the Limberios family needs to contact a NATIONAL TELEVISION NEWS MEDIA to get more attention for this situation. It usually seems, once the national media gets a foothold things get attention real fast!

luvblues2

Mr. Dean Henry sir, you seem to be playing a "long game" in a short field with no backup nor a good front line. Punt while you can.

Brainiac2007

CONTACT CNN!! I TOTALLY AGREE WITH CASTALIA GAL!!! DONT LET THESE IDIOTS PUSH YOU AROUND, SHOW THEM THAT THEIR AUTHORITY MEANS NOTHING WHEN THEY HAVE BROKEN THE LAW THEMSELVES AND THATS EXACTLY WHAT THEY HAVE DONE....THEY KNOW THEY ARE HEADED FOR A HUGE LAWSUIT AND WANT TO TRY TO BACK TRACK AND COVER UP THEIR LACK OF PROFESSIONALISM IN INVESTIGATING THIS CASE

luvblues2

Caps lock.

Ithink

They have already started to do this, right Brady?

bmgasser

I haven't personally reached out to any national news networks, but others have been very persistent in doing so for quite some time. I was however contacted by 48 Hours a few months ago and talked to them briefly; they've seemingly lost interest in the story since then. Unfortunately, I think these networks have difficulty understanding how badly this case needs there attention because it is so complicated and sometimes difficult to follow

YAWWNN

Hey Brady, have you gotten off your tush and gotten a job yet, or are you still fleecing your parents. How about you stop spending time pretending you are an expert criminologist and go out and get a job. You are an adult now, and I'm sure your dad would appreciate it.

bmgasser

Yawwnn, I live in my own apartment, attend college full time at Cleveland State University, and have a part time job tutoring elementary students 4 days a week. Why are you pretending to know me?

mhs parent

Brady your continued support for the Limberios Family and Kayleigh is nothing short of commendable!!! I know your Dad and I am sure he is proud of the love and Compassion you have shown Mike, Shannon, Kayleigh and most importantly Ella. Not to mention your dedication to bringing forth Justice for Jake! Keep up the good work!

mamaC

Hey YAWWNN--Your Hiding behind a FAKE name! So, Your pretending to be someone with kahunas and really don't!

mamaC
Centauri

The same internet site that helped expose the Steubenville rape truth.

Brainiac2007

Luv Again If You Don't Like It Don't Read It, But You Are Sure Showing Your A$$ By Constantly Nitpicking About Nothing Pertaining To The Stories, And Yes I Cap Locked On That Comment Because I Feel Strongly About It, Again Have A Wonderful Day Child

sash

As much as I hate what his parents are going through, this may be needed. I never gave a thought to what happens down the road. What happens if it does end up ruled a homocide and someone is charged? I read another news article where a prosecutor pointed out that one autopsy, paid for by the parents, could be viewed as biased and completely disgarded! It would be awful, after all this, to risk someone walking away scott-free in the end because they toss the only available autopsy! I would hate to be in their shoes and face these choices.

bmgasser

Sash, the thing is Dr. Wecht removed the entry wound from Jacob's body and gave half of it to Sean O'Connel from the Sandusky County Sherrif's department. Therefore, there is nothing on Jacob's body that can be discovered in a second autopsy that would have any sort of evidentiary value. So if they want an expert opinion to cross examine Dr. Wecht's findings, they need to have a pathologist view that tissue sample. Dean Henry claims that a medical expert did examine the tissue and suggested that a second autopsy be conducted. However, we know that the "expert" Dean Henry was referring to was NOT the pathologist from Lucas County that is contracted to perform autopsies for Sandudky County. That is why the family and friends strongly oppose a second internment of Jacob's body.

sash

It's seems like whatever is done it's going to be a lose/lose situation. I don't believe for a second he commited suicide, but they've so completely muddied the waters trying to cover up their ineptitude that I'm not sure his family will ever be confidant they have the truth. It just makes me sick that this all started because of a coroner to lazy to do his job, and then LE and county officials scrambling to protect each other. Why didn't even one of them have the decency to stop and ask themselves, "What if this was my son?" I have to wonder how they can look themselves in the mirror each day.

Foz426

well said, Sash!

Foz426

well said, Sash!

Foz426

Sash, you said it very well. I don't know how they can sleep at night or face their reflection in the mirror every day!

Kottage Kat

Perhaps start with Cleveland and Toledo news it may go national from there.
Just a thought
JUSTICE 4 JAKE

hbowers

Jake's story has been on Cleveland's news at least once and Toledo's multiple times.

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