Henry says 'one or more' may be responsible for Jake's death

Sandusky County special prosecutor breaks silence on cause; threatens to ask federal authorities to go to Pennsylvania to take last tissue sample from Wecht
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May 9, 2013

Special prosecutor Dean Henry demanded the Limberios family surrender a tissue sample from an autopsy of Jacob Limberios by Dr. Cyril Wecht in September.

"I am demanding the immediate delivery of the intact tissue samples taken from Jacob Limberios’ corpse to Detective Sean O’Connell of the Sandusky County Sheriff’s Office," Henry wrote in an email earlier today to family attorney Dan McGookey. 

The family has already provided one tissue sample to the county and offered to make the last sample available to deputy Lucas County coroner Cynthia Beisser to examine, but Henry is demanding it be surrendered to county officials. 

"Your actions are inducing Dr. Wecht, the expert witness retained by you and/or your clients, to conceal evidence material to this investigation. ... Your actions are ultimately aiding one or more persons who may be responsible for Jacob Limberios’ death by causing delay in the investigation and possible prosecution of those persons," Dean wrote. 

Click here to read the emails. 

McGookey said previously Wecht had cautioned that the last sample should not be turned over to the country, and McGookey cited the destruction of evidence by county officials previously in the investigation and their refusal to inform the family of the status of the tissue sample that was already provided. 

Dean said he would file a complaint with the Pennsylvania State Board of Medicine and the Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania if McGookey did not comply with his demand.

He also seems to suggested that McGookey, Mike and Shannon Limberios and Wecht all could face penalties if they did not comply.

"All of you should give serious consideration to consulting experienced criminal counsel before making any further decisions on how to proceed," Dean wrote. 

McGookey fired off an email to Beisser asking her to state whether Dean's position on the autopsy mirrors hers. 

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Comments

thetruthfairy

What once appeared to be a happy and vibrant family has turned into a family of sadness and despair. I can't imagine losing my child and then getting treated the way that Mike and Shannon Limberios have from incompetent officials and an arrogant lawyer. Let me guess Dr. Wukie, that nice salary attached to you County Coroner's title doesn't justify actually leaving your house to perform your duties, right? Just to remind you, there are many citizens in our county who make a whole lot less than you do in your very part-time position and have no problem performing their duties and earning an honest day's wages. Maybe Mr. Henry, you should think about turning your prized Dr. Wukie into the State Medical Board for his injustices? How lazy, careless and comfortable he obviously has gotten in his role. And to top it off, our Sheriff didn't care or question Mr. Wukies ethical standards when he took the order over the phone??? Two peas in a pod. If those are the standards of our county I want out! Mr. Wukie and Overmyer, have you even considered how you would feel if this were your child? Of course not. Oh and Mr. Overmyer rumor has is that you are so confident in how well you are managing the county that you can now afford to work 2-3 days outside of those duties as a traveling salesman? I bet not many citizens know this??? We are not as naïve as you obviously believe. What audacity you have to have a part-time job when you are failing at your full-time job???? Who is suffering because Mr. Overmyer obviously can't get past his big ego and admit he stinks at being sheriff? The Limberios family, the Jones Family and citizens of SC. I live in Sandusky County and am appalled that these people who are getting paid to enforce the law are breaking it at every turn. If I am right, Mr. Overmyer is a former detective? He didn't feel the need to get his detectives out or even BCI involved that night? mrite, before you go on your rant about "doing something about it or running for office" may I remind you that Mr. Overmyer has never been truly "elected". When the former Sheriff died Mr. Overmyer was appointed to his position by the Republican Committee, which by the way I am changing parties and becoming a democrat. We as county citizens didn't vote him in. Mr. Overmyer and Mr. Wukie both ran unopposed this last time so not much you can do about them winning their positions. Just so you know I didn't even give them a courtesy vote for ----s and giggles. I am sure that this time around the citizens of our county will speak loud and clear to both Mr. Overmyer and Mr. Wukie and let them know that their services are not wanted. Keep your part-time sales job you are going to need it! Or maybe grow corn or raise chickens, isn't that what you spent your first term concentrating on??? Lord knows we citizens had to read about it once a month in the paper.
Mike and Shannon Limberios, I sincerely apologize to you and all the people who loved your son! There is no reason to justify what you have been put through. These officials are a very small group that certainly don't represent the feelings and ideals of the citizens of Sandusky County. Our county will make things right come next election and put the right most ethical professionals in place. I know in talking to other locals I am not alone in my embarrassment of our officials! Their blatant disregard for a human life, for your son's life is gross and inhumane. Please know our county of citizens do care and want justice to be served in the name of your son, Jake Limberios. God bless you all....

FromMichigan

It would be very interesting to see what would happen if Mr. Henry decided to pursue charges against Dr. Wecht and the family; there is a great chance it would fast-track this case to the national news. Pennsylvania media will pick it up for sure. Probably the celebrity-related media (since Dr. Wecht is a celebrity and likely has a publicist) and the rest would shortly follow. I’ve been following this for a while and I’m amazed (but not surprised) at the lack of ethics and professionalism the Sandusky County officials seem to possess.

Krissy3

Good point. Dr. Wecht definitely is a celebrity. I'm surprised the national news hasn't picked up the case yet but that would definitely do it!

Sitting In The ...

I would have the Fed's take over this investigation because obviously these geniuses cant do it.

kURTje

Sure was mrite. On his deathbed Santos Traficante stated it was through his orders that Jimmie meet his demise. Stay on topic. Your attitude is truly showing.

Detrain

Well said thetruthfairy. I have heard the same thing from my friends in sandusky county. Maybe Dr Wecht needs to get media on this since he might have some influence.

FromMichigan

Is the Ohio State Bar investigating Mr. Henry on the conflict of interest complaint?

smart_girl900

Today is Mother's Day. A day to redeem yourselves, Dean Henry and Sandusky County officials. Admit that you are insensitive and incompetent and stop the corruption. Show some respect to Mrs. Limberious. She deserves respect and justice for her son. As you spend time with your Mothers today, reflect on the lessons that they've taught you and stand up and do the right thing. Or did they teach you to be evil and corrupt? Really, how can you look your own mother in the face after all of this evil corruption. Your actions bring only shame to a mother, not pride.

smart_girl900

Today is Mother's Day. A day to redeem yourselves, Dean Henry and Sandusky County officials. Admit that you are insensitive and incompetent and stop the corruption. Show some respect to Mrs. Limberious. She deserves respect and justice for her son. As you spend time with your Mothers today, reflect on the lessons that they've taught you and stand up and do the right thing. Or did they teach you to be evil and corrupt? Really, how can you look your own mother in the face after all of this evil corruption. Your actions bring only shame to a mother, not pride.

SanduskyCountyR...

hmm

DaisyC30

Are the witness's being questioned over and over? Why isn't some of the focus on them? And how do those young kids sleep at night? Knowing the truth and watching the poor family go through all of this! "The truth will set you free"!

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