Protest planned at exhumation

Live coverage this morning: Limberios family members and supporters will march silently from Lions Park to Castalia Cemetery.
May 1, 2013

Supporters of the Limberios family plan to gather at 6 a.m. Wednesday at Lions Park in Castalia, a short walk from the Castalia Cemetery where 19-year-old Jacob Limberios is buried.

From there they plan to walk to the cemetery in a silent protest of Sandusky County special prosecutor Dean Henry's plan to have Jacob's body exhumed and sent to Lucas County for a second autopsy. The exhumation is planned for 7 a.m.

The following was posted today at the Justice for Jake Facebook:

"If you plan to attend our demonstration tomorrow, please meet us at Lyons Park in Castalia at 6 a.m. so that we can car pool. Also, we cannot stress how important it is that this is to be a silent protest. No verbal or physical violence will be tolerated. When we are approached by the people whose job it is to exhume the body, and eventually law enforcement, our mindset must be that we cannot see, hear, or feel their presence. Please abide by our peaceful and nonviolent philosophy. Thank you for your support, and please continue to spread the word."

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Voice of Fremont-Are you in any way related to the family Or are you related to someone in law enforcement? Because it seems to me that you have your fingers in alot of pies! If you are not directly related to Jake's family, then how dare you speak on their behalf? Do you not think they are capable of speaking for themselves? I, personally applaud the Register in being tenacious when it comes to not allowing Sandusky County officials in not being forthright in this investigation.Great job Matt and Company!


"Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere."
― Martin Luther King Jr.

“The day we see the truth and cease to speak is the day we begin to die”
― Martin Luther King Jr.

“The greatest purveyor of violence in the world : My own Government, I can not be Silent.”
― Martin Luther King Jr.


Such an appropriate post. We are trying to utilize Dr. King's philosophy in our demonstrations


I wonder why Dean Henry feels the need to be so condescending and hurtful in his replies to media questions. I realize that he hates the Sandusky Register and Mr. McGookey, but does he know how his comments make the family, friends, and relatives of Jake Limberios feel? Have some compassion for God sake! The Limberios family lost a 19 year old son, father, nephew, and cousin. Yet Henry continues to feed his enormous ego by playing the tough guy when questioned by the media. What a pathetic person.


O’Connell declined to specify what the text message said. He said he reported the incident to the Fremont Police Department.
“From reading it, I perceived it as being somewhat threatening,” O’Connell said.

So was there actually a threat or not? If so that is uncalled for no matter how upset people may be, if not, it would seem as though O'Connell is looking for more news media attention.


Live coverage? I don't know if that is really necessary...hopefully the coverage stops before they arrive at the cemetery.


Yeah seems like the SR is trying to make it into a spectacle. A little crass in my opinion.


No-one needs a K-9 to smell a dishonest cop.


SR is trying to keep Sandusky County accountable. It's no different than what the media is doing with Kendrick Johnson in Georgia! The families deserve answers...


I am just wandering how many people are going to come out from behind their key boards and are going to be there from this , I am just asking , I hope its a lot


voice of fremont what side are you on. the register wants the truth like the rest of us do. sandusky county sheriffs office did wrong i do not like police officers that do not follow the books in doing there job. Do not read the register if you do not like what they are saying. just keep reading your news messenger then. I am glad the register and the local news media are involed cause there was a lot of things they did wrong and we want the truth.


This whole thing could've been avoided if just 3 people had done their jobs that very day.
1. Sheriff Overmyer as the person in charge of first responders.
2. Det. Sean O'Connel for negligence in doing forensics.
3. Dr. Wukie for doing his job that requires him in person, trying to do it over the phone and no follow up after.

I'm not a lawyer and I can see that.

Truth or Dare

Evidently, Indignation is a a profane word to be used here?

Kottage Kat

I believe O'Connell was hired after Jake's death, that makes me curious as to whom is responsible for the failure to collect evidence and why was BCI not called to Hamlet the investigation?
Perhaps these issues have been addressed, if so I apologize for being redundant


O'connell was not put on the case until November or so. I think it is amazing that in his initial meeting with the family, after only being on the case for a few days or so, he says that if Jake had shot himself there should have been some stippling. He also seems to believe that someone accidentally shot Jake. Also in a subsequent email he states that if he had to make an educated guess, one of the witnesses present (I won't mention his name) accidentally shot Jake. However, after he meets with Henry, all of the sudden he doesn't know basic forensics and claims wrongly that stippling can be washed away and that the formaldehyde ruined the tissue sample from the gunshot wound.
The initial responders to the scene were described as "road cops". They were the ones who allowed a witness to change clothes, throw away blood spattered shoes, etc.


“Cowardice asks the question, 'Is it safe?' Expediency asks the question, 'Is it politic?' Vanity asks the question, 'Is it popular?' But, conscience asks the question, 'Is it right?' And there comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular, but one must take it because one's conscience tells one that it is right”

"A lie cannot live."
― Martin Luther King Jr.

Random Thoughts

I fully support the family in their search for the truth, but I am extremely disturbed by recent postings here and on the Justice for Jake website, especially what is essentially a $5,000 bounty for Detective O'Connell. I ask any of you who are trashing or believing the trash about Detective O'Connell to talk to Michael or Shannon Limberios (NOT their attorney) about their dealings with him. If they tell you that he has been anything other that professional, courteous, and forthcoming with them (prior to him being instructed by Dean Henry to stop communications without his permission), I will eat my words and every Register article about this case. From what I've seen and heard about Mr. and Mrs. Limberios, they are extremely nice Christian people who would not approve of the attacks on Detective O'Connell.


Keep C&Peeing all over the place, RT. It weakens you. "...doth protest too much, methinks." Shakespeare.




Does anyone else find it strange that there wasn't some type of cell phone video of this when it happened ?? ....... everything else seems to be captured on tape nowadays...... especially when people are drinking.